英语词库
(名词) 
Definition
one of a series of games, matches, or parts of games
He was tapping his walking stick against his leg.
同义词
limb
She stretched out her cramped limbs.
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shank
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lower limb
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pin (informal)
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stump (informal)
(名词) 
Definition
something similar to a leg in appearance or function, such as one of the supports of a chair
We replaced the legs on the old table.
同义词
support
Rats had been gnawing at the supports of the house.
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prop
The timber is reinforced with three steel props on a concrete foundation.
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brace
She wears a neck brace.
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(名词) 
Definition
a single stage, lap, or length in a relay race
The first leg of the journey was by boat.
同义词
stage
the final stage of the tour
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part
A large part of his earnings went on repaying the bank loan.
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section
a geological section of a rock
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lap
the last lap of the race
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segment
the poorer segments of society
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portion
I have spent a large portion of my life here.

习语

See a leg up
See leg it

相关词语

technical name crus
related adjective crural

比喻用法说明

The core meaning of leg is either of the two lower limbs of the human body. Their role in propping up the body has produced the meaning of support in other objects like the leg of a chair. We also talk about giving someone a leg up when they need support and a boost. The idea of a leg as a structural support is reiterated in the phrases not have a leg to stand on and on one's last legs. A leg can equally refer to a stage of a journey or race, historically denoting sea journeys, but now with a wider application. Another common meaning of leg is that of movement in shake a leg (get moving), stretch your legs (go for a walk), and leg it (run away). The expression pull someone's leg, meaning to tease them, may originate from a Scottish rhyme where a preacher tugged on the leg of a hung criminal to make sure they were dead. Nowadays, pulling someone's leg has a more lighthearted meaning, involving teasing and joking.

其他同义词

in the sense of brace
Definition
something that steadies, binds, or holds up another thing
She wears a neck brace.
同义词
in the sense of lap
Definition
one circuit of a racecourse or track
the last lap of the race
in the sense of member
Definition
any part of a plant or animal, such as a limb or petal

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The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
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