- 1an arm or a leg; a similar part of an animal, such as a wing an artificial limb For a while, she lost the use of her limbs.
- 2-limbed (in adjectives) having the type of limbs mentioned long-limbed loose-limbed
- 3a large branch of a tree Idioms
not supported by other people Are you prepared to go out on a limb (= risk doing something that other people are not prepared to do) and make your suspicions public? His controversial stance has left him out on a limb.
out on a limb (informal)jump to other results
to risk being killed or injured in order to do something She risked life and limb to save her children from the fire.
risk life and limb, risk your neckjump to other results
to attack someone very violently
tear/rip somebody limb from limb (often humorous)jump to other results