straight-arm

(redirected from straight-armed)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

straight-arm


Past participle: straight-armed
Gerund: straight-arming

Imperative
straight-arm
straight-arm
Present
I straight-arm
you straight-arm
he/she/it straight-arms
we straight-arm
you straight-arm
they straight-arm
Preterite
I straight-armed
you straight-armed
he/she/it straight-armed
we straight-armed
you straight-armed
they straight-armed
Present Continuous
I am straight-arming
you are straight-arming
he/she/it is straight-arming
we are straight-arming
you are straight-arming
they are straight-arming
Present Perfect
I have straight-armed
you have straight-armed
he/she/it has straight-armed
we have straight-armed
you have straight-armed
they have straight-armed
Past Continuous
I was straight-arming
you were straight-arming
he/she/it was straight-arming
we were straight-arming
you were straight-arming
they were straight-arming
Past Perfect
I had straight-armed
you had straight-armed
he/she/it had straight-armed
we had straight-armed
you had straight-armed
they had straight-armed
Future
I will straight-arm
you will straight-arm
he/she/it will straight-arm
we will straight-arm
you will straight-arm
they will straight-arm
Future Perfect
I will have straight-armed
you will have straight-armed
he/she/it will have straight-armed
we will have straight-armed
you will have straight-armed
they will have straight-armed
Future Continuous
I will be straight-arming
you will be straight-arming
he/she/it will be straight-arming
we will be straight-arming
you will be straight-arming
they will be straight-arming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been straight-arming
you have been straight-arming
he/she/it has been straight-arming
we have been straight-arming
you have been straight-arming
they have been straight-arming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been straight-arming
you will have been straight-arming
he/she/it will have been straight-arming
we will have been straight-arming
you will have been straight-arming
they will have been straight-arming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been straight-arming
you had been straight-arming
he/she/it had been straight-arming
we had been straight-arming
you had been straight-arming
they had been straight-arming
Conditional
I would straight-arm
you would straight-arm
he/she/it would straight-arm
we would straight-arm
you would straight-arm
they would straight-arm
Past Conditional
I would have straight-armed
you would have straight-armed
he/she/it would have straight-armed
we would have straight-armed
you would have straight-armed
they would have straight-armed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The former West Ham and Sheffield Wednesday player, who was brought in by Sunderland owner Ellis Short in an effort to stave off Premier League relegation, has previously admitted in an interview that he is a fascist and had caused an outcry while playing in Italy in 2005 by giving a Nazi-style straight-armed salute, the Sun reports.
In the aftermath of the incident, Katidis took to (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/greek-midfielder-giorgos-katidis-banned-nazi-salute-goal-174344969--sow.html) Twitter , claiming that he despises fasciam and didn't understand the historical connation of his straight-armed pose.