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1‘she flapped her arms like wings’
upper limb, forelimb, appendage
2‘a jacket with the arms hacked off’
3‘an arm of the sea’
inlet, creek, cove, fjord, bay, voe
branch, neck, narrows, sound, channel, passage, stretch of water, waterway
4‘the political arm of the separatist group’
branch, section, department, division, subdivision, wing, sector, chapter, lodge, detachment, agency, office, bureau, offshoot, satellite, extension
5‘the long arm of the law’
reach, power, force, authority, strength, might, potency
1‘he had armed himself with a revolver’
provide, supply, equip, furnish, issue, fit out, fit up, outfit, rig out, accoutre, gird, provision, stock
2‘one has to arm oneself against criticism’
prepare, forearm, make ready, brace, steel, fortify
archaic gird one's loins
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