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elbow

el·bow

elbow

 
pronunciation:
el bo
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
at one's elbow, out at the elbows, rub elbows with
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Word History
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the bend or joint between the human upper arm and forearm, or the bony projection at this bend.
definition 2: a similarly placed joint in other animals.
definition 3: anything shaped or bent like this joint.
an elbow in the riveran elbow in a pipe
similar words:
angle
phrase: at one's elbow
phrase: out at the elbows
phrase: rub elbows with
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: elbowed, elbowing, elbows
definition 1: to push at or away, with or as with one's elbow.
He elbowed me aside and walked past.
similar words:
nudge
definition 2: to make (a way) by pushing in this manner.
She elbowed her way through the crowd.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make one's way by shoving others aside with or as with one's elbows.
similar words:
crowd, muscle
Word History
Elbow was formed from two Old English words: ell means "length of the forearm" and boga means "to bend."