Synonyms of arm in English

: arm1arm2

arm1


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noun

1‘she flapped her arms like wings’

SYNONYMS
upper limb, forelimb, appendage
archaic member

2‘a jacket with the arms hacked off’

SYNONYMS
sleeve

3‘an arm of the sea’

SYNONYMS
inlet, creek, cove, fjord, bay, voe
estuary, firth
branch, strait, straits, neck, narrows, sound, channel, passage, stretch of water, waterway

4‘the political arm of the separatist group’

SYNONYMS
branch, section, department, division, subdivision, wing, sector, chapter, lodge, detachment, agency, office, bureau, offshoot, satellite, extension

5‘the long arm of the law’

SYNONYMS
reach, power, force, authority, strength, might, potency

Synonyms of arm in English

: arm1arm2

arm2


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verb

1‘he had armed himself with a revolver’

SYNONYMS
provide, supply, equip, furnish, issue, fit out, fit up, outfit, rig out, accoutre, gird, provision, stock

2‘one has to arm oneself against criticism’

SYNONYMS
prepare, forearm, make ready, brace, steel, fortify
archaic gird one's loins

Phrases

    keep someone/something at arm's length

    ‘he has long fought to keep the government at arm's length from big business’


    SYNONYMS

    avoid, keep away from, stay away from, steer clear of, circumvent, give a wide berth to