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noun [countable] arm pronunciation in American English /ɑrm/
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  1. 1
    one of the two long parts of your body with your hands at the end
    I put my arm around his shoulders.
    in someone’s arms: She was holding the baby in her arms.
    under someone’s arm (=between the arm and the side of the body): Jim was carrying a package under his arm.
    into someone’s arms: The children threw themselves into their grandmother’s arms.
    fold/cross your arms (=put one arm on top of the other): She folded her arms across her chest.
    take someone in your arms: He took her in his arms and kissed her.
  2. 3
    a long thin part of an object that sticks out from the main part
    The crane’s huge metal arm lifted the load into the air.
  3. 4
    a part of an organization that deals with a particular subject or activity
    the retailing arm of the business
    an arm of the Justice Department


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