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straight-arm

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Definition of straight-arm in English:

verb

[with object] North American informal
Ward off (an opponent) or remove (an obstacle) with the arm straight: I straight-armed the woman leaning in on her
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  • Within five minutes of the resumption, however, they were down to 14 men after Quinnell straight-armed Lamaison around the neck.

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