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shoulder

shoul·der

shoulder

 
 
pronunciation:
shol dr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the part of the human body extending from the base of the neck to either upper arm.
He carried the child on his shoulders.
 
definition 2: the corresponding part of an animal's body.
The meat is cut from the shoulder.
definition 3: any part of something that resembles a human shoulder, esp. a flat area near the peak of a hill or mountain.
They made camp on the shoulder.
definition 4: the strip of land alongside a road, often containing gravel or grass.
He parked on the shoulder of the road until the thunderstorm passed.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shouldered, shouldering, shoulders
definition 1: to place (a load) on one's shoulders.
The pallbearers shouldered the casket.
definition 2: to take on (a burden or responsibility).
After her mother died, she shouldered the burden of caring for her younger brother and sister.
similar words:
bear, undertake
definition 3: to push roughly, esp. with the shoulders.
He shouldered me aside.
similar words:
push
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to push roughly with one's shoulders.
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