straight-arm


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straight-arm

(strāt′ärm′) Football
tr.v. straight-armed, straight-arm·ing, straight-arms
To ward off (a tackler) by holding the arm out straight with the elbow locked and the palm of the hand placed against the opponent's body; stiff-arm.
n.
The act or an instance of straight-arming.

straight-arm

adj
(Rugby) rugby (of a tackle) performed with the arm fully extended
vb
(American Football) (tr) to ward off (an opponent) with the arm outstretched

straight′-arm`



v.t.
1. to deflect (an opponent) by pushing away with the arm held out straight; stiff-arm.
n.
2. an act or instance of straight-arming.
[1900–05]

straight-arm


Past participle: straight-armed
Gerund: straight-arming

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I straight-armed
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they straight-armed
Present Continuous
I am straight-arming
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he/she/it is straight-arming
we are straight-arming
you are straight-arming
they are straight-arming
Present Perfect
I have straight-armed
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Past Continuous
I was straight-arming
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they were straight-arming
Past Perfect
I had straight-armed
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Future
I will straight-arm
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Future Perfect
I will have straight-armed
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Future Continuous
I will be straight-arming
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been straight-arming
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been straight-arming
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you will have been straight-arming
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Past Perfect Continuous
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we had been straight-arming
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Conditional
I would straight-arm
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.straight-arm - (American football) the act of warding off a tackler by holding the arm fully extended with the hand against the opponent
evasive action, maneuver, manoeuvre - an action aimed at evading an opponent
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
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