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

Hold your fist perpendicular to your chin and look down your forearm. Gabriel Baumgaertner, SI.com, "With Violent Elbow Injuries Behind Him, Braves Reliever Dan Winkler Is Pitching Like an All-Star," 4 July 2018 In the photos, the skin on her forearms, shoulder, chin and hands is torn off. Anne Branigin, The Root, "Virginia Family Calls for Hate Crime Investigation After White Man Calls Daughter N-Word and Hits Her With His Truck," 20 June 2018 The two anchor tattoos on his forearms bulged a little more than usual, as adrenaline rushed through his body. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, "Hartford's Richard Rivera Wins ABF Continental Americas Cruiserweight Belt At Fight Night At The Capital," 17 June 2018 Gobs of light blue slime cling to her forearms and to her fingernails, each nail painted a different color. Leila Atassi, cleveland.com, "Queen Ona Korper's quirky interest in homemade 'slime' becomes an enterprise: A Greater Cleveland," 7 May 2018 The boy and his older brother were splashing in waist-deep water when the shark bit his right forearm, his mom Tonya Turrell told the Island Packet. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "Bear roams Duck, as Outer Banks town warns people to keep pets and children inside | Charlotte Observer," 24 May 2018 The new ear was then placed under the skin of the patient's forearm to grow. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "This soldier's new ear was grown under her skin," 10 May 2018 His badge number was 8418, and Davidson already has the numbers tattooed on his left forearm. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "Every Tattoo Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Have Reportedly Gotten During Their Relationship," 8 July 2018 White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is out of the starting lineup for Game 2 of the Astros series after being hit by a pitch in his left forearm during Thursday’s game. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson out of lineup against Astros," 6 July 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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More Definitions for forearm

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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