forearm

verb
fore·​arm | \ (ˌ)fȯr-ˈärm How to pronounce forearm (audio) \
forearmed; forearming; forearms

Definition of forearm

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to arm in advance : prepare

forearm

noun
fore·​arm | \ ˈfȯr-ˌärm How to pronounce forearm (audio) \

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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The team’s initial diagnosis was forearm tightness, and it later was changed to forearm discomfort. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "Giants follow familiar formula in 9-2 loss to Dodgers," 19 June 2019 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The boy's body had a gunshot wound to the head, a bullet graze wound to his right upper back, and a superficial wound to the right forearm. Ray Sanchez, CNN, "Tyshawn Lee, 9, killed in 'murderous rage' by gang members bent on revenge, prosecutor says," 17 Sep. 2019 Yet that turnaround is in jeopardy thanks to right forearm tightness that caused him to miss his last start. Jon Tayler, SI.com, "Inconsistent Cubs Need Uninterrupted Success Soon to Avoid Disappointing Finish," 5 Sep. 2019 Third baseman Miguel Sano also was back in action after missing Thursday’s game due to forearm tightness and a minor illness. Dana Gauruder, Twin Cities, "Max Kepler back in Twins’ lineup after two-game absence," 30 Aug. 2019 But Chizanskos was grazed by a bullet, and Jessica was hit in the right forearm. Los Angeles Times, "A 19-year-old with a semiautomatic rifle shatters Gilroy’s beloved garlic festival, killing 3, including 2 children," 30 July 2019 Right-hander Luke Weaver (right forearm tightness) threw out to 90 feet Monday. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Jones faces Orioles for first time since leaving Baltimore," 22 July 2019 While speaking to school groups or workshops, Mr. Colgrass would sometimes shed most of his clothes, stand on his head, do somersaults and balance on his forearms to demonstrate the connection of the body to rhythm and dance. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Michael Colgrass, composer who used humor and headstands to win listeners, dies at 87," 6 July 2019 Another is described as a white man with a buzz cut and a tattoo of the outline of Texas on his right forearm. Dallas News, "Dallas police need help identifying trio suspected in 6 business burglaries in Rylie area," 27 Aug. 2019 Megan Betts had been shot in the right forearm and chest. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, "Leading Dayton, Ohio, in an Era of Guns, Trump, and Madness," 12 Aug. 2019

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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 How to pronounce forearm (audio) \

Kids Definition of forearm

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

forearm

noun
fore·​arm | \ ˈfōr-ˌärm, ˈfȯr- How to pronounce forearm (audio) \

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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