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limb

Synonyms of limb in English:

noun

  • 1 he was stretching his sore limbs
    arm, leg;
    wing;
    extremity, appendage, protuberance, projection
    archaic member
  • 2 the bare limbs of a high tree
  • 3 local job centres act as limbs of the Ministry of Employment
    section, branch, offshoot, arm, wing, part, subdivision;
  • Phrases

    out on a limb
  • 1 the portrayal of Scotland as being out on a limb from the rest of Britain
    isolated, stranded, segregated, set apart, separate, marooned, cut off;
    solitary, sequestered, high and dry
    [Antonyms] a central part of
  • 2 I don't think the government would be prepared to go out on a limb on his behalf
    in a precarious position, in a weak position, in a risky situation, vulnerable
    informal sticking one's neck out
    [Antonyms] in a safe position/situation
  • Word links

    appendicular relating to a limb
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