Synonyms of leg in English:


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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


    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

    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


      going bust, going down the toilet



    pull someone's leg


      tease, fool, play a trick on, make fun of, joke with, rag, chaff, twit, pull the wool over someone's eyes


      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

      ‘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


      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

    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