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

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To be forewarned is to be forearmed, and knowing the locations of enemy forces will help ground commanders make critical decisions about their own forces. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Army Wants a New Armed Scout Helicopter," 6 Sep. 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Davidson has the same numbers inked on his left forearm. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Ariana Grande's Fiancé Pete Davidson's Manchester Bombing Joke 'Taken Out of Context': Source," 2 July 2018 Police also noticed an abrasion on Evelyn Craft’s right shoulder and left forearm. Raisa Habersham, ajc, "Cops: Woman fatally stabbed mother, waited 4 hours to call Gwinnett police," 28 June 2018 The Huskies’ staff ace missed nearly two months of the season with forearm tightness but could be this regional’s wild card. Eric Single, SI.com, "Everything You Must Know About the NCAA Baseball Tournament Regionals," 31 May 2018 That's the benefit of activating Martin (right forearm tightness) from the disabled list Martin threw two scoreless innings in a pair of rehab appearances with Frisco, and declared himself ready to go. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Why the Rangers sent Ariel Jurado back to Double A Frisco | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 May 2018 After exiting his start with right forearm tightness on Saturday, Walker was diagnosed with an injury to his ulnar collateral ligament, the extent of which was unknown on Tuesday. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Torey Lovullo: Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker needs Tommy John surgery," 18 Apr. 2018 Lay down on the roller with the roller touching the front of your thighs and hold up your torso with your forearms on the floor. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Why This Holiday Break Is a Perfect Time to Start Foam-Rolling," 28 Dec. 2018 But less than two weeks later, the sheriff's office said, Jennings was arrested again when he was allegedly caught on video June 25 at someone's home in Butler with a crow bar, a mask and an identifiable tattoo on his forearm. Kaitlyn Schwers, kansascity, "Meth lab found in Bates County garage, sheriff’s office says. Four arrested," 7 July 2018 At the following changeover, Nadal was given a salt pill by a doctor and had his left forearm massaged by a trainer. Howard Fendrich, chicagotribune.com, "Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win record-extending 11th French Open title," 10 June 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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