US: /ˈɫɛɡ/
UK: /lˈɛɡ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

leg /leg/
  • danh từ
    • chân, cẳng (người, thú...)
    • chân (bàn ghế...)
    • ống (quần, giày...)
    • nhánh com-pa
    • cạnh bên (của tam giác)
    • đoạn (đường đi); chặng; giai đoạn
      • the first leg of a flight: chặng đầu trong chuyến bay
    • (thể dục,thể thao) ván (trong một hiệp đấu)
    • (từ lóng) kẻ lừa đảo
    • to be all legs
      • cao lêu đêu, chỉ thấy chân với cẳng
    • to be on one's last legs
      • kiệt sức, sắp chết
    • to feet one's legs
      • (xem) feel
    • to get on one's legs
      • (xem) get
    • to give someone a leg up
      • đỡ ai leo lên, đỡ ai trèo lên
    • giúp đỡ ai vượt qua lúc khó khăn
    • to have the legs of someone
      • đi (chạy) nhanh hơn ai
    • to keep one's legs
      • (xem) keep
    • to make a leg
      • cúi đầu chào
    • not to have a leg to stand on
      • không có lý lẽ gì để bào chữa cho thuyết của mình
    • to pull someone's leg
      • (thông tục) trêu chòng ai, giễu cợt ai
    • to put one's best leg foremost
      • (xem) best
    • to run someone off his legs
      • bắt ai làm việc mệt nhoài, bắt ai làm việc liên miên
    • to shake a leg
      • (thông tục) nhảy, khiêu vũ
    • to show a leg
      • (thông tục) ra khỏi giường
    • to stand on one's own legs
      • tự tin ở mình, sự tự lực, sự tự chủ
    • to take to one's leg
      • chạy đi, bỏ chạy
    • to walk someone off his lefs: bắt ai đi rạc cả cẳng
  • ngoại động từ
    • đẩy (thuyền) bằng chân (qua sông đào trong đường hầm)
    • nội động từ
      • to leg it đi mau, chạy mau

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    part of body
    1 [C] one of the long parts that connect the feet to the rest of the body: Sit on the floor, stretching your legs out in front of you. + I broke my leg playing football. + How many legs does a centipede have? + front / back legs + forelegs / hind legs + a wooden leg
    2 [C, U] ~ (of sth) the leg of an animal, especially the top part, cooked and eaten: frogs' legs + chicken legs + roast leg of lamb
    of trousers / pants
    3 [C] the part of a pair of trousers/pants that covers the leg: a trouser / pant leg + These jeans are too long in the leg.
    of table / chair
    4 [C] one of the long thin parts on the bottom of a table, chair, etc. that support it: a chair / table leg
    5 (in adjectives) having the number or type of legs mentioned: a three-legged stool + a long-legged insect
    Help Note: When -legged is used with numbers, it is nearly always pronounced .
    See also - CROSS-LEGGED
    of journey / race
    6 [C] ~ (of sth) one part of a journey or race: The final leg of the trip was by donkey. + The Spanish team won the third leg.
    sports game
    7 [C] one of a series of matches played between the same opponents in a sports competition
    Idioms: break a leg! (spoken) used to wish sb good luck
    get your leg over (BrE, informal) to have sex
    not have a leg to stand on (informal) to be in a position where you are unable to prove sth or explain why sth is reasonable: Without written evidence, we don't have a leg to stand on.
    more at ARM n., FAST adv., LAST adj., PULL v., SHAKE v., STRETCH v., TAIL n., TALK v.
    See also - LEG-UP
    + verb
    Idioms: leg it (informal, especially BrE) to run, especially in order to escape from sb: We saw the police coming and legged it down the road.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 limb, member, Colloq pin, peg, stump, Slang gam:
    I have a touch of arthritis in my left leg.
    2 support, brace, prop, upright, standard, column, pillar:
    One of the legs of this table is about to collapse.
    3 part, portion, segment, stretch, stage, section, length, lap:
    The first leg of my journey passed without incident.
    4 a leg up. boost, assistance, push, help, helping hand, advance, support, US and Canadian assist:
    Let me give you a leg up over the wall. Gordon might give you a leg up in getting a job
    5 leg it. run, hurry, hasten, scurry, Colloq scoot, skedaddle:
    He legged it down the street to catch the bus.
    6 not a leg to stand on. defenceless, unsupported, insupportable or unsupportable, indefensible, unjustifiable, untenable, invalid:
    She insists she's right, but she hasn't got a leg to stand on.
    7 on one's or its last legs. decrepit, failing, exhausted, dying, worn out, run-down, falling apart or to pieces, broken-down, the worse for wear; dilapidated, rickety, shabby, ramshackle, crumbling, tumbledown:
    George looked as if he was on his last legs. My car is on its last legs
    8 pull (someone's) leg. tease, mock, jeer at, taunt, gibe, make fun of, chaff, guy, fool, deceive, Chiefly Brit twit, Colloq rib, kid, rag:
    We were just pulling his leg, but he took it seriously.
    9 shake a leg.
    (a) hurry (up), hasten, rush, Colloq get going or moving or cracking, look alive or lively:
    You'll have to shake a leg to catch that train.
    (b) dance, trip the light fantastic (toe), Slang hoof it, US cut a rug:
    What do you say we go out and shake a leg tonight?
    10 stretch one's legs. (take or go for a) walk, (take some) exercise:
    After sitting for so long, I have to stretch my legs.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 part of the body


    left, right | front | back, hind | long | short, stumpy | beautiful, good, shapely | muscled, muscular, powerful, strong | skinny, spindly, thin | fat | bandy | hairy | bare | artificial, wooden | bad, stiff | broken, fractured | lame, withered
    He sat down with his lame leg outstretched.
    | tired
    She crossed the finish line on tired legs.
    | fresh
    They don't train the day before a match to ensure they have fresh legs.
    | outstretched

    VERB + LEG

    bend | brace
    He put his back against the car, braced his legs and pushed.
    | straighten | cross
    I moved the chair away from the table so I could cross my legs.
    | splay, spread
    They made him put his hands on the police car and spread his legs.
    | extend, stretch (out)
    She stretched her legs under the table. (figurative) It was good to get out of the car and stretch our legs (= walk about).
    | lift
    The dog lifted its leg against the lamp post.
    | draw up, tuck under
    She sat with her legs drawn up underneath her.
    | kick | swing
    She swung her legs over the side of the bed and reached for her crutches.
    | entwine, tangle
    They gazed at each other, their legs entwined under the table.
    | break, injure | amputate
    She had her leg amputated below the knee.
    | shave

    LEG + VERB

    They ran together, their legs moving in unison.
    | flail, kick
    He jumped to avoid the flailing leg of the defender.
    | pump
    She started running, fat legs pumping.
    | bend | buckle, give way
    His legs buckled and he collapsed on the floor.
    | shake, tremble | dangle, hang, swing
    He sat with his legs dangling off the bridge.
    | ache

    LEG + NOUN

    exercise | muscle | injury, pains, trouble, ulcer, wound | room
    You don't get much legroom on economy-class flights.


    between the/your ~s
    The dog sloped off, its tail between its legs.
    | in the ~
    He was shot in the leg by a sniper.
    | on the/your ~
    I've got a big bruise on my leg.
    | on one ~
    Many birds are able to stand on one leg for hours at a time.


    (have, etc.) your leg in plaster
    He was wheeled out of the hospital with his leg in plaster.

    2 of trousers



    VERB + LEG

    pull up, roll up
    He rolled up his trouser legs.
    | roll down


    long/short in the leg
    These jeans are too long in the leg.

    3 of a journey/race


    first, second, etc. | final, last | anchor
    The fastest runner often runs the anchor leg (= the last one)of a relay.
    | outbound | homeward


    on the … ~
    At last we were on the homeward leg of our journey.

    Concise English dictionary

    +a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
    +a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion
    +one of the supports for a piece of furniture
    +a part of a forked or branching shape
    +the limb of an animal used for food
    +a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
    +a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg
    +(nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack
    +a section or portion of a journey or course