Synonyms of leg in English:

leg


See definition of leg

noun

1‘he broke his leg in a football match’

SYNONYMS

lower limb, shank

limb, member

technical crus

informal stump, peg, pin

2‘a gilded table leg’

SYNONYMS

upright, support, prop, brace, underpinning, column

3‘the first leg of a European tour’

SYNONYMS

part, stage, portion, segment, section, bit, phase, stretch, lap, step, instalment

passage, subdivision, subsection, juncture


Phrases

    give someone a leg up

      ‘parents want to give their kids a leg up in the world’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      dilapidated, worn out, rickety, about to break, about to fall apart, about to collapse

      ANTONYMS

      in good condition

      2‘a foundry business that was on its last legs’

      SYNONYMS

      about to fail, failing, about to go bankrupt, near to ruin, going to the wall

      informal

      going bust, going down the toilet

      ANTONYMS

      thriving

    pull someone's leg

      ‘it's all right, Robbie, I was only pulling your leg’

      SYNONYMS

      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

      informal

      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

      SYNONYMS

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

      informal

      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

    stretch one's legs

      ‘after two days on the bus we were glad of the chance to stretch our legs’

      SYNONYMS

      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

    leg it

      1‘if the dog starts growling, leg it!’

      SYNONYMS

      run away, run, flee, make off, make a break for it, escape, hurry, decamp

      hightail it, hotfoot it, make a run for it, make tracks, cut and run, skedaddle, vamoose, show a clean pair of heels, split, scoot, scram, hook it

      British

      scarper, do a runner, get cracking, get a move on

      ANTONYMS

      stay

      leg

      2‘I am part of a sales team legging it around London’

      SYNONYMS

      walk, march, tramp, trek, trudge, plod, wander, ramble, go on foot

      go on Shanks's pony

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