Meaning of ARM in English

ARM

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ left , right

▪ upper

the muscles of the upper ~

▪ muscular , powerful , strong

▪ bony , skinny , slender , thin

▪ short

▪ hairy

▪ good

He used his good ~ to support his weight.

▪ aching , bad , bleeding , broken , bruised , injured , sore , weak

I have a sore ~, so I'm afraid I can't help you.

▪ bandaged

▪ prosthetic

▪ raised , upraised

▪ extended , open ( often figurative ), outstretched

They're sure to welcome you with open ~s.

▪ comforting , loving , protective

He placed a comforting ~ around her shoulder.

▪ waiting , welcoming

Kris collapsed into her mother's waiting ~s.

▪ crossed , folded

He stood there with crossed ~s, looking angry.

▪ shaking , trembling

▪ flailing

She ducked his flailing ~s.

▪ bare

▪ tanned

▪ tattooed

VERB + ARM

▪ bend , flex , move

▪ lift , lower , raise

The figure in the boat raised an ~.

▪ flap , swing , wave

He was running forward, waving his ~s.

▪ break , dislocate , hurt , twist

▪ amputate

▪ extend , hold out , open , stretch out

He held out his ~s with a broad smile.

▪ cross , fold

She folded her ~s and stared at him.

▪ uncross , unfold

▪ hook , link

The couple linked ~s and set off along the beach.

▪ catch , catch at , catch hold of , clutch , grab , grasp , take

A hand reached out and caught hold of her ~.

She moved closer to her father and took his ~.

▪ grip , hold , pat , squeeze , touch

▪ fall into

They fell into each other's ~s.

▪ draw sb into , gather sb into , pull sb into , take sb in

He pulled her into his ~s and kissed her.

▪ hold sb in

ARM + VERB

▪ drop

▪ bend

▪ dangle , hang

His ~ hung awkwardly against his side.

▪ circle , slide , slip

His ~s slid around her.

Kate's right ~ flung around.

▪ cradle sb/sth

▪ clutch sb/sth

His ~s clutched his stomach.

▪ rest

Her ~s were resting on the table.

▪ tighten

Her ~s tightened convulsively around the child.

▪ shake , tremble

▪ flail , swing , wave

ARM + NOUN

▪ injury

▪ muscle

▪ motion , movement

▪ gesture

▪ stroke , swing

▪ workout

PREPOSITION

▪ by the ~

The officer grabbed him by the ~ ( = grabbed his arm ).

▪ in sb's ~s

The child lay in its mother's ~s.

▪ on the ~

She touched him gently on the ~.

▪ on your ~

Lucy felt the warm sun on her bare ~s.

He walked in with a tall blonde on his ~ ( = next to him and holding his arm ).

▪ under an/one/your ~

She carried the dog under one ~.

PHRASES

▪ ~ in ~

They walked along ~ in ~ ( = with the arm of one person linked with the arm of the other )

▪ at arm's length

He held the dirty rag at arm's length (= as far away from his body as possible) .

▪ the crook of an/sb's ~

She lay curled up in the crook of his ~.

▪ fling your ~s around sb/sth , put your ~s around sb/sth , throw your ~s around sb/sth

He ran up to her and flung his ~s around her.

▪ in each other's ~s

They fell asleep in each other's ~s (= holding each other) .

▪ with ~s akimbo (= with your arms bent and your hands on your hips)

She stood looking at him with ~s akimbo.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .