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    She armed her ankles to get warm

    Some days ago I saw such a sentence in a book "She armed her ankles to get warm". I've looked up the verb "arm" in the British dictionary but haven't found there such a meaning. Is it inly American way to say this? Because that book was by the American author.

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    Re: She armed her ankles to get warm

    The writer either misunderstood the verb or it's a typo, but I can't imagine what word they meant to use. Initially, I thought perhaps "She warmed her ankles" but that would be ridiculous when followed by "to get warm".

    I have only one idea which is that the person sat down, brought their knees right up to their chest and then wrapped their arms around their legs and ankles, in a sort of huddled position to try to get warm. I have never heard that action referred to as "to arm" though.
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    Re: She armed her ankles to get warm

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The writer either misunderstood the verb or it's a typo, but I can't imagine what word they meant to use. Initially, I thought perhaps "She warmed her ankles" but that would be ridiculous when followed by "to get warm".

    I have only one idea which is that the person sat down, brought their knees right up to their chest and then wrapped their arms around their legs and ankles, in a sort of huddled position to try to get warm. I have never heard that action referred to as "to arm" though.
    Yes, I thought that she wrapped her arms around her legs. So, my doubts were not groundless.

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