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ARM US English

adjustable-rate mortgage.

arm1 US English

Each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand

arm2 US English

Supply or provide with weapons

adjustable-rate mortgage US English

A mortgage whose rate of interest is adjusted periodically to reflect market conditions

ARM in adjustable-rate mortgage US English

A mortgage whose rate of interest is adjusted periodically to reflect market conditions

arm candy US English

A sexually attractive companion accompanying a person, especially a celebrity, at social events

float arm US English

The hinged arm attached to the ball float in the ballcock of a toilet tank

round-arm US English

(Of bowling) performed with an outward horizontal swing of the arm

right arm US English

One’s most reliable helper

short-arm US English

Denoting a blow or throw executed with the arm not fully extended or with motion from the elbow only

stiff-arm US English

Tackle or fend off (a person) by extending an arm rigidly

tone arm US English

The movable arm supporting the pickup of a record player

arm in arm in arm1 US English

(Of two or more people) with arms linked

arm in arm US English

(Of two or more people) with arms linked

rocker arm US English

A rocking lever in an engine, especially one in an internal combustion engine that serves to work a valve and is operated by a pushrod from the camshaft

secular arm US English

The legal authority of the civil power as invoked by the church to punish offenders

strong-arm US English

Using or characterized by force or violence

arm-twisting US English

Persuasion by the use of physical force or moral pressure

arm-wrestling US English

A trial of strength in which two people sit opposite each other with one elbow resting on a table, clasp each other’s hands, and try to force each other’s arm down onto the table

straight-arm US English

Ward off (an opponent) or remove (an obstacle) with the arm straight

under one's arm in arm1 US English

Between one’s arm and one’s body

arm's-length US English

Avoiding intimacy or close contact

twist someone's arm in twist US English

Persuade someone to do something that they are or might be reluctant to do

Fleet Air Arm US English

The aviation service of the Royal Navy

armed US English

Equipped with or carrying a weapon or weapons

at arm's length in arm1 US English

Away from the body, with the arm fully extended

keep someone/something at arm's length in arm1 US English

Avoid intimacy or close contact with someone or something

put the arm on in arm1 US English

Attempt to force or coerce (someone) to do something

at arm's length US English

Away from the body, with the arm fully extended

put the arm on US English

Attempt to force or coerce (someone) to do something

under one's arm US English

Between one’s arm and one’s body

give one's right arm in arm1 US English

Used to convey a strong desire to have or do something

within arm's reach in arm1 US English

Near enough to reach by extending one’s arm

within arm's reach US English

Near enough to reach by extending one’s arm

twist someone's arm US English

Persuade someone to do something that they are or might be reluctant to do

give one's right arm US English

Used to convey a strong desire to have or do something

a shot in the arm in shot1 US English

An encouraging stimulus

a shot in the arm US English

An encouraging stimulus

cost an arm and a leg in arm1 US English

Be extremely expensive

cost an arm and a leg US English

Be extremely expensive

the long arm of the law in arm1 US English

Used to refer to the criminal justice system as far-reaching

the long arm of the law US English

Used to refer to the criminal justice system as far-reaching

armchair US English

A comfortable chair, typically upholstered, with side supports for a person’s arms

armlock US English

A method of restraining someone by holding an arm tightly behind their back

armrest US English

A padded or upholstered arm of a chair or other seat on which a sitter’s arm can comfortably rest

overarm US English

Done with the arm moving above the level of the shoulder

sidearm US English

A weapon worn at a person’s side, such as a pistol or other small firearm (or, formerly, a sword or bayonet)


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