risk life and limb

Definition of risk life and limb

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  possibility of loss or injury :  peril

    :  someone or something that creates or suggests a hazard

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

  1. :  to expose to hazard or danger

    :  to incur the risk or danger of

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

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

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

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model

  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

    :  a leg or arm of a human being

    :  a large primary branch of a tree

  1. :  dismember

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

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

    :  the expanded portion of an organ or structure

    :  the upper spreading portion of a corolla (as of the phlox) whose lower part consists of a tube of fused petals

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