French translation of 'arms'
- (= weapons)
armes fplto bear arms
porter des armesour right to bear arms
notre droit de porter des armesto lay down one's arms (old-fashioned)
déposer les armesto take up arms
prendre les armesto be under arms
être sous les armesto be up in armssee also arm
Example Sentences Including 'arms'
The King was waiting for them, his smile benign, his arms outstretched in welcome.TREASON KEEP (2001)
Tarja remembered wanting to slap some sense into her one moment, wanting to die in her arms the next.TREASON KEEP (2001)
He found himself unable to think of a suitably witty retort as she slid her arms around his neck and kissed him.TREASON KEEP (2001)
Trends of 'arms'
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- [of person]
bras marm in arm
bras dessus bras dessousto cost an arm and a leg (informal)
coûter les yeux de la tête(inf)at arm's lengthto keep sb at arm's length
tenir qn à distanceto welcome sb with open arms
accueillir qn à bras ouvertsto twist sb's arm (informal)
forcer la main de qnas long as your arm (informal)
long (longue) comme le bras
- [of jacket, jumper]
- [of organization, company]
- [of chair]
- (= weapon)
see also arms
Example Sentences Including 'arm'
Next week he would have his arm round a woman with more hair than a burst chesterfield.YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
Sam rushed forward as the blade struck the necromancer in the arm.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
That's why I asked could I see you alone -' Pavane waited, a hand tightening on the arm of his chair.YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
Translation of arms from the Collins English to French Dictionary