The gladiator was having a rough day in the arena—his opponent had sliced off both of his arms. Nevertheless, he kept on fighting, kicking and biting as furiously as he could. But when his opponent lopped off both feet, our gladiator had no choice but to give up, for now he was both unarmed and defeated.
|a limb – an arm or a leg|
|to slice off - to remove something by cutting it|
|to lop off - to cut something off something else in one smooth movement|
|to give up - to stop doing something that you are trying hard to do|