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Synonyms of leg in English:


  • 1 he broke his leg in a football match
    lower limb, shank;
    limb, member
    technical crus
    informal stump, peg, pin
  • 2 a gilded table leg
    upright, support, prop, brace, underpinning, column
  • 3 the first leg of a European tour
    part, stage, portion, segment, section, bit, phase, stretch, lap, step, instalment;
    passage, subdivision, subsection, juncture
  • Phrases

    give someone a leg up
    parents want to give their kids a leg up in the world
    help/assist someone, act as someone's support, give someone assistance, lend someone a helping hand, come to someone's aid;
    give someone a boost, boost, advance, raise, kick-start, give someone a flying start
    on its last legs
  • 1 your car looked as though it was on its last legs
    dilapidated, worn out, rickety, about to break, about to fall apart, about to collapse
    [Antonyms] in good condition
  • 2 a foundry business that was on its last legs
    about to fail, failing, about to go bankrupt, near to ruin, going to the wall
    informal going bust, going down the toilet
    [Antonyms] thriving
  • pull someone's leg
    it's all right, Robbie, I was only pulling your leg
    tease, rag, make fun of, chaff, trick, joke with, play a joke on, play a trick on, play a practical joke on, taunt, jest;
    hoax, fool, deceive, misguide, lead on, hoodwink, dupe, beguile, gull
    informal kid, have on, rib, wind up, take for a ride, lead up the garden path, take the mickey out of, make a monkey out of
    North American informal put on
    stretch one's legs
    after two days on the bus we were glad of the chance to stretch our legs
    go for a walk, take a walk, go for a stroll, walk, stroll, move about, promenade, get some exercise, get some air, take the air


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    leg it
  • 1 if the dog starts growling, leg it!
    run away, run, flee, make off, make a break for it, escape, hurry, decamp
    informal hightail it, hotfoot it, make a run for it, make tracks, cut and run, skedaddle, vamoose, show a clean pair of heels, split, scoot, scram, hook it
    British informal scarper, do a runner, have it away (on one's toes), get cracking, get a move on
    [Antonyms] stay
  • 2 I am part of a sales team legging it around London
    walk, march, tramp, trek, trudge, plod, wander, ramble, go on foot
    informal go on Shanks's pony
  • informal

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    crural relating to a leg
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