- 1 (Anatomy) to give/offer somebody one's armto take somebody's armdarle/ofrecerle el brazo a alguienthey walked along arm in arm he walked in with his new bride on his armtomar or (especially Spain) coger a alguien del or por el brazohe had a newspaper under his armentró con su flamante esposa del brazoto put one's arms around somebodytraía un periódico bajo el or debajo del brazoto throw one's arms around somebodyabrazar a alguienshe threw her arms around his neck they walked with their arms around each otherecharle los brazos al cuello a alguienwithin arm's reach in the arms of another maniban abrazadoshe fell into her arms they flew into each other's armsen brazos de otro hombrethe measure threw his supporters into the arms of the oppositioncorrieron a abrazarseas long as your o my arm [colloquial]la medida hizo que los que lo apoyaban se volcaran a la oposiciónthe long arm of the lawmás largo que un día sin pan [colloquial]largo como esperanza de pobre (River Plate area) [colloquial]to chance one's arm to cost an arm and a leg [colloquial]el brazo de la leyto keep somebody at arm's lengthcostar un ojo de la cara or un riñón [colloquial]to put the arm on somebody (American English) [colloquial]he put the arm on me for more moneyguardar las distancias con alguienmy suppliers are putting the arm on meme presionó para que le diera más dineroto twist somebody's armyou'll have to twist his arm to get him to donatelos proveedores me están apretando para que les paguehave another one — ok, if you twist my arm [humorous]vas a tener que presionarlo or (Chile) doblarle la mano para que contribuyato welcome somebody with open armsanda, tómate otro — bueno, si te empeñas or ya que insistes→ tie 2 1 2recibir a alguien con (los) brazos abiertos
- to arm somebody
withsomething(with weapons)armar a alguien deor conalgo(with tools/information)to arm oneselfproveer a alguien dealgothey armed themselves with clubs and knivesarmarsesee also → armedse armaron de or con porras y cuchillosExample sentences
- 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.
- (nation)armarseExample sentences
- 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.
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