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arm

noun [C]  /ɑrm/ us  

arm noun [C] (BODY PART)

either of the two long parts of the upper body that are joined to the shoulders and have hands at the end: Her arm was bandaged from elbow to wrist. He held his young son in his arms (= closely). The arm of a piece of clothing or furniture is a part of it that you put your arm in or on: the arm of a jacket/chair An arm of an organization is a part of it with particular responsibilities: the company's investment banking arm

arm

verb [T]  /ɑrm/ us  

arm verb [T] (PROVIDE WEAPONS)

to provide yourself or others with a weapon or weapons: He armed himself with a baseball bat before going outside.
Translations of “arm”
in Korean 팔…
in Arabic ذِراع…
in French bras, accoudoir…
in Turkish kol, elbise kolu, sandalye…
in Italian braccio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體部位, 臂,手臂, 上肢…
in Russian рука, рукав, подлокотник…
in Polish ręka, ramię, rękaw…
in Spanish brazo…
in Portuguese braço…
in German der Arm, die Arm (lehne, …)…
in Catalan braç…
in Japanese (人間の)腕…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体部位, 臂,手臂, 上肢…
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