Definition of Arm-twisting

1. Noun. Persuasion by the use of direct personal pressure. "No amount of arm-twisting will get me to agree"

Generic synonyms: Persuasion, Suasion



Definition of Arm-twisting

1. Noun. The use of personal pressure to persuade ¹

2. Noun. The use of political pressure to gain support ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Arm-twisting

arkites
arkose
arkoses
arkosic
arks
arkwright
arkwrights
arle
arled
arles
arling
arm'd
arm's length
arm's reach
arm-twisting (current term)
arm-twistings
arm-wrestle
arm-wrestler
arm and a leg
arm band
arm bone
arm exercise
arm guard
arm hair
arm hairs
arm in arm
arm injuries
arm pad

Literary usage of Arm-twisting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Werner's Magazine: A Magazine of Expression by Music Teachers National Association (1901)
"ARM AND HAND ; arm-twisting with alternate fist closing and opening. 5. Trunk; twisting with bending to side. 6. Neck; head circling. 7. ..."

2. Hand-book of Medical and Orthopedic Gymnastics by Anders Gustaf Wide (1902)
"arm-twisting is an excellent exercise for the muscles, because most of those of the ... With the last-named grip and arm-twisting often accompanying it, ..."

3. School Gymnastics, Free Hand: A System of Physical Exercises for Schools by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft (1896)
"Arm twisting, left—One! 8—8—8. 6. Head bending backward—One! 8. 7. ... ARM TWISTING. 1, stretch the arm to the side, palm up, clinching the hand as it goes ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1835)
"... and reversed if you hold his left; now pulling his arm (twisting the hand every time he offers remittance), over your shoulder, and raising him off his ..."

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