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leg

noun [C] uk   /leɡ/ us  

leg noun [C] (BODY PART)

A1 one of the parts of the body of a human or animal that is used for standing or walking, or one of the thin vertical parts of an object that it stands on: My legs were tired after so much walking. He broke his leg skiing. The horse broke its front leg in the fall. a chair/table leg the part of a piece of clothing that you put your leg in: He rolled up his trouser legs and waded into the water.

leg noun [C] (STAGE)

a particular stage of a journey, competition, or activity: He has tickets for the first leg of the UEFA Cup tie. The last leg of the race was Paris to London.

leg

verb uk   /leɡ/ UK informal us  
leg it to run away in order to escape from something: They legged it round the corner when they saw the police coming.
(Definition of leg from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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