- 1Each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand: she held the baby in her armsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- It is also great for toning your upper body, arms and leg muscles.
- It is a good idea to do some gentle jogging or brisk walking for ten minutes, followed by gentle stretches of the arms, legs and upper body.
- The hands began to warm up and so did my legs but my arms and upper body were still very cold.
- 1.1A flexible limb of an invertebrate animal, e.g. an octopus.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- When hunting and grabbing dinner, the octopus uses all the flexibility the arm is capable of.
- Here's a typical view of a tangle of octopus arms, all covered with circular suckers.
- The food is transferred down the arms to the mouth by tube feet located on the pinnules and arms.
- 1.2A sleeve of a garment.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- He was still wearing a surf suit that day, though one with short sleeves at the arms and legs coming to his knees.
- The shirt has the same pattern as the short sleeve shirts except for an additional pattern over the biceps and the elbow on both arms.
- Stylish, comfortable and built for adventure, this long sleeve shirt comes with exclusive logos on the chest and the arm!
- 1.3An ability to bowl, pitch, or throw a ball skilfully: he has a good armMás ejemplos en oraciones
- He has the arm to make any throw, but it's his solid base that scouts have praised.
- Maybe he'll use his explosive arm to throw out a runner and save a victory, as he did the second week.
- Favre is a passer whose brilliance is based on a huge arm and a nifty ability to avoid the rush.
- 1.4Used to refer to the holding of a person’s arm in support or companionship: as they walked he offered her his arm he arrived with a pretty girl on his armMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Back at the jetty I was offered an arm for support, but refused.
- Ever the gentleman he offered her an arm for support and she accepted thankfully.
- 1.5Used to refer to something powerful or protective: they have extended the arm of friendship to developing countriesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The little girl moved closer to her mother who instinctively put a protective arm around her, drawing her in closer.
- Families dressed in black placed protective arms around one another as they waited for the first glimpse of their loved ones.
- You want to put your protective arms around your child and make her whole again.
- 2A thing resembling an arm in form or function, in particular:Más ejemplos en oraciones
- The completed machine could roam around and had a fully functional arm.
- The bracket-like arms projected towards each other from opposite banks and served as spans of the bridge.
- The shuttle does have an expensive robotic arm for working on its own exterior, but it has nowhere near the versatility of the ones most of us get for free.
- 2.1A side part of a chair or other seat on which a sitter can rest their arm: his right elbow was leaning on the arm of the chairMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Cole immediately threw the stand with the chess set and grabbed hold of the arms of Sara's seat.
- I served them their drinks and promptly seated myself on the arm of the chair Ayden sat in.
- He was sitting in the chair, with a pillow wedged between his right side and the arm of the chair.
- 2.2A narrow strip of water or land projecting from a larger body: a lake which was really an arm of the seaMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The breach consisted of a 300-foot-long bridge-covered opening in the causeway near Lakeside, which allowed the rapid flow of south-arm water into the north arm.
- Prior to the breach, the elevation of the south arm was over 3.5 feet higher than the north arm.
- Shuswap Lake is shaped like an H and is made up of four large arms: the Shuswap Lake Main Arm, Salmon Arm, Anstey Arm, and Seymour Arm.
- 3A branch or division of a company or organization: the political arm of the separatist groupMás ejemplos en oraciones
- First, it is given direction by a political arm, or college, of Commissioners, but the college is unelected.
- The RAC Foundation, the lobbying arm of the motoring organisation, is now calling for a rethink on speed cameras.
- Less well-known is the work of The Big Issue Foundation, the charity arm of the organisation.
- 3.1Each of the types of troops of which an army is composed, such as infantry or artillery.[also understood as a figurative use of arm2]Más ejemplos en oraciones
- The artillery arm has produced many great generals, most notably Napoleon.
- Belief in the Army combined arms team is intuitive for all of us from the day that we enter the service.
- Lee recognized the inherent weakness of this system and began to reorganize the artillery arm.
- 4 Mathematics Each of the lines enclosing an angle.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- One of the arms of angle [alpha] and one of the arms of angle [beta] are extended by the same amount.
- The test line could be rotated as much as 11° clockwise or counterclockwise with respect to the relevant arm of the inducing angle.
- In the first of these evaluations of angle perception, subjects were asked to rotate a test line until it appeared collinear with the indicated arm of the inducing angle.
arm in arm
- (Of two or more people) with arms linked: they walked arm in armMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Trace and I were linked arm in arm, waiting politely for some people to enter before we made our way out.
- Eliza and Bernadette walked arm in arm into the two-story house they were residing in for the summer.
- Seven decades on, they returned to the church to celebrate their platinum anniversary and once again walked down the aisle arm in arm.
as long as one's (or someone's) arm
- • informal Very long: I have a list of vices as long as your armMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The business employs some 20 full and part-time people and there's a waiting list as long as your arm of young girls wanting to don the mob-cap on Saturdays and in school holidays.
- There were many times that the police were forced to drag us away from our protests, and I probably would have had a criminal record as long as your arm if the magistrate hadn't been Cecil's brother.
- The man elected chairman that opening night was a retired Brigadier with a pedigree as long as your arm, and a penchant for shouting orders at subordinates.
at arm's length
- 1Away from the body, with one’s arm fully extended: I held the telephone at arm’s lengthMás ejemplos en oraciones
- After weeks and weeks of blurred vision and of holding books and paper at arm's length, the whole world, near and far, leapt into sharp focus once more.
- You're wondering if there will be enough room even to hold your book at arm's length above shoulder level and squint at the small type on the train.
- I give him a cheque, at arm's length, but can't find my guarantee card.
- 2Avoiding intimacy or close contact: he has long fought to keep the government at arm’s length from big businessMás ejemplos en oraciones
- McNealy has long fought to keep the government at arm's length from big business and says that too much intrusion could be enough to take the fun out of being a CEO.
- He deliberately kept his sister at arm's length; what few real close friends he had you could probably count on one hand.
- She said that they still talked, but she kept him at arm's length; they were not as close.
cost an arm and a leg
- • informal Be extremely expensive: the coat had cost him an arm and a legMás ejemplos en oraciones
- ‘It costs an arm and a leg to keep this church going,’ she said, while noting, ‘The elderly worshipers have been very true to their offerings.’
- Try living on that in London, where a cup of coffee costs an arm and a leg.
- But this is one of Sweden's more traditional national sports, born out of long and deeply chilly winter evenings in a country where alcohol costs an arm and a leg.
give one's right arm
- • informal Used to convey how much one would like to have or do something: I’d give my right arm to go with themMás ejemplos en oraciones
- If you are music-crazy, you would gladly give your right arm to own one such system.
- Other European economies, struggling to contain their deficits, would give their right arm for such a surplus.
- Most actors would give their right arm to have one successful character and I've had four.
the long (or strong) arm of the law
- The far-reaching power of the law: the long arm of the law caught up with himMás ejemplos en oraciones
- And if there is evidence, which merits prosecution and arrests, I believe that the long arm of the law should catch whoever has perpetuated such crimes.
- They will not generally be expected to act as the strong arm of the law but they can very usefully serve as its eyes and ears.
- ‘Without massive logistics, they cannot possibly maintain their shadowy network of cells and they cannot run from one hideout to another in a bid to outrun the long arm of the law,’ he noted.
put the arm on
- North American • informal Attempt to force or coerce (someone) to do something: she started putting the arm on them for donationsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- To be dubbed a Ranger or a Patriot used to mean that one had gone as far as one could go in putting the arm on business colleagues for individual donations, which were then grouped into eye-popping wads.
- When Sam arrives to put the arm on Norman, it can be said that neither actor inhabits his role.
under one's arm
- Between one’s arm and one’s body: Meryl tucked the papers under her armMás ejemplos en oraciones
- You tuck the paper under your arm, and you're whistling when you walk through the front door.
- A man clambers onto the streetcar after having bought the daily paper and tucking it under his arm.
- He was carrying Jason and Jules' breakfast in a brown paper bag tucked under his arm.
with open arms
- With great affection or enthusiasm: schools have welcomed such arrangements with open armsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Stars support exiting team members and welcome new members with open arms and enthusiasm.
- No, I will continue on this path, and I will go where it takes me with open arms and an open mind.
- With their friendly disposition and infectious enthusiasm, the lads are welcomed with open arms by locals of all ages.
within (or beyond) arm's reach
- Near (or not near) enough to reach by extending one’s arm: he came closer, almost within arm’s reach the bookshelf is within arm’s reach of my computerMás ejemplos en oraciones
- And for obvious reasons, the country is full of guns - everyone does a stint of compulsory military service, so pretty much everyone in their early 20s is within arm's reach of a firearm at all times.
- I never saw Claude Nougaro without a book within arm's reach, or carried in the little suitcase he took on tour.
- In a hospital setting, the most extreme situations may call for a ‘sitter’ who will remain within arm's reach of the patient for the duration of the watch.
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- So with an armful of parcels we staggered back to the station, tired but contented that most of the Christmas shopping was taken care of.
- Bonnie returned shortly with an armful of bandage rolls and some padding.
- Carrying an unwieldy armful of packages, Beth Durand turns around at the sound of her name.
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- What is wrong introducing card games such as bridge or canastas into club cultures rather than addictive armless bandits?
- The ‘get up and go test’ measures mobility and involves timed standing from an armless chair, walking fast for 10 yards, returning, and sitting down.
- ‘Now, let me see,’ Jinn looked up at the directory boards and immediately one of the lead men rushed forward to set a pair of round armless glasses on Jinn's nose.
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- The winners of the 14-hour endurance race get around all of the Magic Kingdom's attractions in a single day and take home several armloads of valuable Disney merchandise.
- I stood with arms raised while the gang members bolted around the room, scooping up armloads of jewelry and gold, before taking flight out the back door.
- Several men started up the side of the cliff toward the top - carrying armloads of ropes cut from the rows of playground swings.
Old English arm, earm, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch arm and German Arm.
- 1Supply or provide with weapons: the security forces are armed with automatic riflesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Derek, Richard and Wade didn't even have to have me tell them to start going to their rooms and begin arming themselves with body armour and other weapons.
- Nor was it in dispute that he had armed himself with a CS gas canister before going out.
- The complainant during the trial said that he had not armed himself with the knife and that the knife had been in the kitchen drawer.
- 1.1Supply or provide with equipment, tools, or other items in preparation or readiness for something: she armed them with brushes and mopsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- On a typical Holi day, preparations begin by arming oneself with shades of brightly colored powder and water guns.
- He claimed that we'd all be a lot safer if researchers would keep details about vulnerabilities to themselves, and stop arming hackers with offensive tools.
- If I really want some chips, I pick up a single-size serving, and I steer clear of the vending machine, arming myself by preparing fruits and vegetables as snacks.
- 2Activate the fuse of (a bomb, missile, or other explosive device) so that it is ready to explode: the bomb would be quite safe until it was armedMás ejemplos en oraciones
- If these elements can convince the military to carry out a coup, they can surely convince them to arm the missiles.
- He reached up and flicked a switch, arming his missiles.
- The enrichment programme could be used to arm nuclear warheads.
Middle English: from Old French armer (verb), from Latin armare, from arma 'armour, arms'.