risk life and limb

Definition of risk life and limb

:to do something that is very dangerous
  • They risked life and limb to pull the child from the river.

Word by Word Definitions

risk play
  1. : possibility of loss or injury : peril

  2. : someone or something that creates or suggests a hazard

  3. : the chance of loss or the perils to the subject matter of an insurance contract

  1. : to expose to hazard or danger

  2. : to incur the risk or danger of

life play
  1. : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

  2. : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

  3. : an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model

limb play
  1. : one of the projecting paired appendages (such as wings) of an animal body used especially for movement and grasping but sometimes modified into sensory or sexual organs

  2. : a leg or arm of a human being

  3. : a large primary branch of a tree

  1. : dismember

  2. : to cut off the limbs of (a felled tree)

  1. : the outer edge of the apparent disk of a celestial body

  2. : the expanded portion of an organ or structure


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