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To move your limbs and appendages - thesaurus

Synonyms

reach out

to stretch out your arm to try to touch or hold someone or something

reach

verb

to move your hand, arm, leg etc towards something that you are trying to touch or pick up

kick

verb

to move your legs as if you were kicking something

bend

verb

if you bend your arm, leg etc, or if it bends, you move it into a position that is not straight

wave

verb

to move your hand in order to tell someone to move, leave, or stop annoying you

coordination

noun

the ability to control the movements of different parts of your body so that they work well together

coordinate

verb

to control the movements of different parts of your body so that they work well together

flex

verb

to move or bend a muscle or body part, usually in order to stretch or exercise it

clench

verb

if you clench a part of your body such as your hand or your mouth, or if it clenches, you close it tightly, especially because you are angry or upset

splay

verb

to stretch or spread something, especially your body or part of your body, in a way that often looks strange

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brace

verb

to make your body, or a part of it, stiff and strong in order to do something that needs a lot of physical effort

close

verb

to put or have your fingers, hands, or arms around someone or something

cock

verb

to raise or turn a part of your body

cross your arms

to put one arm over the other in front of your body, so that each hand is on the opposite elbow

cup your hand/hands

to make your hand/hands into a curved shape

extend

verb

to stretch out your arms or legs so that they are straight

extension

noun

formal the action of stretching part of your body

flail

verb

to move your arms and legs about in an uncontrolled way

flap

verb

if your arms, hands etc flap, or if you flap them, they move quickly up and down

fold your arms/hands

to cross one arm or hand over the other

lace your fingers (together)

to put the fingers of one hand between the fingers of the other hand

link arms

to put the bend of your arm through the bend of another person’s arm

open

verb

to move your arms or legs wide apart

point

verb

to stretch your toes as if you were trying to make them form a straight line with your leg

put your hand/arm/foot out

to move your hand/arm/foot forwards from your body

put your hand up/put up your hand

to raise your arm to show that you want to ask or answer a question, or so that someone can count you

spread

verb

to move your arms, legs, or hands so that they are far apart

stretch

verb

to make your arms, legs, or body as straight as possible so that your muscles become long and tight

stretch

verb

to move an arm or a leg away from your body in order to reach something

twiddle your thumbs

to hold your hands together and move your thumbs around each other because you have nothing else to do

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