Share this entry
American English: /lɪm/
British English: /lɪm/

Translation of limb in Spanish:


  • 1 (Anatomy) many passengers broke limbs in the crash
    muchos pasajeros se fracturaron un brazo o una pierna en el accidente
    he lost a limb in the war
    perdió un brazo/una pierna en la guerra
    to tear somebody limb from limb
    despedazar a alguien
    Example sentences
    • Diaphanously winged and provided with limbs far too long and interestingly jointed to be in any way aerodynamic, it would appear to be some kind of mutant grasshopper, a cicada maybe?
    • The ability to reduce area and span during the recovery stroke is intimately associated with the design of the propulsive limbs in small animals.
    • The most common malformations are partial hind limbs, missing hind limbs, and missing toes.
  • 2 (of tree) to be (left) out on a limb
    quedarse en la estacada
    to go out on a limb
    Example sentences
    • Heavy snow and whipping winds can cause limbs from trees and shrubs to snap.
    • Plopping down under the leafy limbs of the shade-producing tree, she
    • They use a variety of foraging styles; most commonly they glean food from foliage while they climb about on tree limbs.
Definition of limb in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources