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[stif-ahrm] /ˈstɪfˌɑrm/
verb (used with object), noun
Origin of stiff-arm
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But you see what I mean about that stiff-arm business, don't you?

    Left Guard Gilbert Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Think that stiff-arm gesture and bark might have been intended to represent a rifle?

    Little Fuzzy Henry Beam Piper
  • stiff-arm your man and hold him off until you see what's doing.

    Left Guard Gilbert Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Shorty queried anxiously, as Smoke broke a third egg and dexterously thrust him back with a stiff-arm jolt on the breast.

    Smoke Bellew Jack London

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