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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To force, push, or fend off by or as if by holding out a straight limb against obstacles

Usage examples (38)
  • Verb (used with object) : He straight-armed his way into the middle of the crowded room
  • But it's hard for anyone to stiff-arm Gordy Crawford.
  • Via Instapundit, ‘Agencies stiff-arm GAO on info’:
  • Punishes defenders with his leg drive and stiff-arm tactics ... for more
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