forearm

verb
fore·​arm | \(ˌ)fȯr-ˈärm \
forearmed; forearming; forearms

Definition of forearm 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to arm in advance : prepare

forearm

noun
fore·​arm | \ˈfȯr-ˌärm \

Definition of forearm (Entry 2 of 2)

: the part of the human arm between the elbow and the wrist also : the corresponding part in other vertebrates

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Examples of forearm in a Sentence

Verb

forearmed themselves for the championship game with the help of a sports psychologist

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Forewarned about Russian trolling should be forearmed. Trudy Rubin, Philly.com, "Report from St. Petersburg: The real story from the Russian troll factory is not what you think | Trudy Rubin," 26 Apr. 2018 No matter how forewarned a team might be, there is no such thing as forearmed. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Mohamad Salah Stands Tall, but Liverpool Cracks Door for Roma," 24 Apr. 2018 Yet if the skater extends an elbow or forearm out from the central axis of rotation, that means a slower spin. Tom Avril, Philly.com, "Nathan Chen: How the Olympic figure skater's quadruple jumps mix power, precision," 7 Feb. 2018 Forewarned is forearmed, so here's an advance cheat sheet placing the tax cut in perspective. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Home Depot's bonuses underscore what workers get out of the corporate tax cut: Peanuts," 30 Jan. 2018 That’s why, faced with a fearsome flu season, Spinney turns to an old adage: forewarned is forearmed. Lily Rothman, Time, "The Worst Flu Pandemic of the 20th Century Has an Urgent Lesson for Today," 26 Jan. 2018 Don’t Blame Us for AfD, Says Facebook Forewarned was forearmed, as far as Germany’s battle with fake ads and fake news during its election campaign was concerned. Alan Murray, Fortune, "You Have to Be Smart and Creative — CEO Daily, Friday 29th September," 29 Sep. 2017 As the old adage says, to be forewarned is to be forearmed. Dahlia Lithwick, Slate Magazine, "What’s Behind Dan Rather’s Wild Popularity?," 26 Sep. 2017 But Russia prides itself on being a difficult negotiating partner, and for the United States, forewarned is forearmed. Kimberly Marten, Washington Post, "President Trump, keep in mind that Russia and the West think about negotiations very, very differently," 25 July 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Tim Anderson returns to the White Sox lineup Saturday after sitting out Friday’s 11-4 loss with a bruised left forearm. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Tim Anderson back in White Sox lineup against Astros," 7 July 2018 Velasquez was forced to exit the game due to a bruised forearm, according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, but the moment of poise and ambidexterity prevented a run from crossing the plate and also ensured his place in Philly lore for years to come. Matt Wyatt, Houston Chronicle, "Phillies' Vince Velasquez injured by comebacker, makes great play anyway," 30 June 2018 Outfielder Franchy Cordero, on the disabled list with a strained forearm, played catch for the second straight day. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres notes: Jumbled pen; Raffy, Ross improvement; plan for Castillo," 3 June 2018 After James Harden drove to the basket and scored over Kevin Durant, Draymond Green responded by throwing a forearm into Harden’s neck and shoving the Rockets guard. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Draymond Green got hit with a technical for shoving James Harden 67 seconds into Game 1," 14 May 2018 Irritated, Moore approached McCollum near the basketball stanchion and delivered a forearm to McCollum's chest. Joe Freeman, OregonLive.com, "New Orleans Pelicans sweep Portland Trail Blazers with 131-123 Game 4 win: Rapid Reaction," 21 Apr. 2018 Perhaps out of frustration, Simmons shoved Winslow to the floor with a forearm. Adam H. Beasley, miamiherald, "Heat's Winslow rattles Simmons with defense, trash talk in pivotal second quarter | Miami Herald," 17 Apr. 2018 With the Pacers leading 83-82 midway through the fourth quarter after a Stephenson 3-pointer, Stephenson made some kind of contact with James, which caused James to shove Stephenson with a forearm, drawing a technical foul. Nat Newell, Indianapolis Star, "LeBron James and Lance Stephenson, a timeline: Ear blowing, choke signs and a groin shot," 16 Apr. 2018 Jaramillo, who became pregnant at 17, is now the proud mother of a 6-month-old son, Braeson, who was born without a left forearm and hand. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Teen Mom's Brianna Jaramillo Opens Up About Her Baby's Disability & Her Transgender Boyfriend," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of forearm

Verb

1584, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1741, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forearm was in 1584

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forearm

noun

English Language Learners Definition of forearm

: the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist

forearm

noun
fore·​arm | \ˈfȯr-ˌärm \

Kids Definition of forearm

: the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist

forearm

noun
fore·​arm | \ˈfōr-ˌärm, ˈfȯr- \

Medical Definition of forearm 

: the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist also : the corresponding part in other vertebrates

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