English - Vietnamese Dictionary
leg /leg/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- chân, cẳng (người, thú...)
- 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)
- to be all legs
- cao lêu đêu, chỉ thấy chân với cẳng
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
+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
Advanced English 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.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
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
See also - BOW LEGS, DADDY-LONG-LEGS, LEGGY, LEGROOM, PEG LEG, SEA LEGS
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.
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
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.
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.
She crossed the finish line on tired legs.
They don't train the day before a match to ensure they have fresh legs.
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).
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.
LEG + VERB
They ran together, their legs moving in unison.
| flail, kick
He jumped to avoid the flailing leg of the defender.
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.
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.
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