left, right

the muscles of the upper arm

muscular, powerful, strong
bony, skinny, slender, thin

He used his good arm to support his weight.

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

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

raised, upraised
extended, open (often figurative), outstretched

They're sure to welcome you with open arms.

comforting, loving, protective

He placed a comforting arm around her shoulder.

waiting, welcoming

Kris collapsed into her mother's waiting arms.

crossed, folded

He stood there with crossed arms, looking angry.

shaking, trembling

She ducked his flailing arms.

bend, flex, move
lift, lower, raise

The figure in the boat raised an arm.

flap, swing, wave

He was running forward, waving his arms.

break, dislocate, hurt, twist
extend, hold out, open, stretch out

He held out his arms with a broad smile.

cross, fold

She folded her arms and stared at him.

uncross, unfold
hook, link

The couple linked arms 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 arm.

She moved closer to her father and took his arm.

grip, hold, pat, squeeze, touch
fall into

They fell into each other's arms.

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

He pulled her into his arms and kissed her.

hold sb in
dangle, hang

His arm hung awkwardly against his side.

circle, slide, slip

His arms slid around her.

Kate's right arm flung around.

cradle sb/sth
clutch sb/sth

His arms clutched his stomach.


Her arms were resting on the table.


Her arms tightened convulsively around the child.

shake, tremble
flail, swing, wave
motion, movement
stroke, swing
by the arm

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

in sb's arms

The child lay in its mother's arms.

on the arm

She touched him gently on the arm.

on your arm

Lucy felt the warm sun on her bare arms.

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

under an/one/your arm

She carried the dog under one arm.

arm in arm

They walked along arm in arm (= 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 arm

She lay curled up in the crook of his arm.

fling your arms around sb/sth, put your arms around sb/sth, throw your arms around sb/sth

He ran up to her and flung his arms around her.

in each other's arms

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

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

She stood looking at him with arms akimbo.

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  • Arm — Arm, ärmer, ärmste, adj. et adv. welches überhaupt den Zustand der Beraubung einer Sache ausdruckt, und zwar, 1. In eigentlicher Bedeutung, des zeitlichen Vermögens beraubt. Ein armer Mensch, ein armer Mann, eine arme Frau. Arm seyn. Arm werden.… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

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