arm

[ษ‘หm]

arm Definition

  • 1each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand
  • 2a thing comparable to an arm in form or function, typically something that projects from a larger structure

Using arm: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "arm" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He broke his arm playing football.

  • Example

    She put her arm around my shoulder.

  • Example

    The robot has a mechanical arm that can lift heavy objects.

  • Example

    The chair has armrests for added comfort.

arm Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with arm

  • give one's right arm

    be willing to make a great sacrifice

    Example

    I would give my right arm to be able to play the piano like that.

  • twist someone's arm

    persuade or pressure someone to do something

    Example

    I had to twist his arm to get him to come to the party.

  • up in arms

    very angry and ready to protest or fight

    Example

    The community was up in arms over the proposed construction of a new highway.

Origins of arm

from Old English 'arm', from Proto-Germanic 'armaz'

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Summary: arm in Brief

An 'arm' [ษ‘หm] is each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand. It can also refer to a comparable thing in form or function, such as a mechanical arm or armrests on a chair. Phrases like 'give one's right arm' and 'twist someone's arm' use 'arm' metaphorically to denote sacrifice and persuasion, respectively. 'Up in arms' means being very angry and ready to protest or fight.

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