Synonyms of leg in English:


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See UK English definition of leg

See Spanish definition of pierna


1‘he broke his leg in a football match’

lower limb, shank
limb, member
technical crus
informal stump, peg, pin

2‘a gilded table leg’

upright, support, prop, brace, underpinning, column

3‘the first leg of a European tour’

part, stage, portion, segment, section, bit, phase, stretch, lap, step, instalment
passage, subdivision, subsection, juncture


    stretch one's legs

    ‘after two days on the bus we were glad of the chance to stretch our legs’

    go for a walk, take a walk, go for a stroll, walk, stroll, move about, promenade, get some exercise, get some air, take the air
    on its last legs

    1‘your car looked as though it was on its last legs’

    dilapidated, worn out, rickety, about to break, about to fall apart, about to collapse

    in good condition

    2‘a foundry business that was on its last legs’

    about to fail, failing, about to go bankrupt, near to ruin, going to the wall
    informal going bust, going down the toilet


    pull someone's leg

    ‘it's all right, Robbie, I was only pulling your leg’

    tease, rag, make fun of, chaff, trick, joke with, play a joke on, play a trick on, play a practical joke on, taunt, jest
    hoax, fool, deceive, misguide, lead on, hoodwink, dupe, beguile, gull
    informal kid, have on, rib, wind up, take for a ride, lead up the garden path, take the mickey out of, make a monkey out of
    North American informal put on

    tease, fool, play a trick on, make fun of, joke with, rag, chaff, twit, pull the wool over someone's eyes
    informal kid, bamboozle, lead up the garden path, take for a ride, rib, take the mickey out of, get a rise out of, take a rise out of
    British informal wind up, have on
    give someone a leg up

    ‘parents want to give their kids a leg up in the world’

    assist someone, help someone, act as someone's support, give someone assistance, lend someone a helping hand, come to someone's aid
    give someone a boost, boost, advance, raise, kick-start, give someone a flying start