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elbow

el·bow

elbow

 
pronunciation:
el bo
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
rub elbows with
features:
Word History
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the bend or joint between the upper arm and the lower arm.
definition 2: anything shaped or bent like this joint.
There is an elbow in the river.She used an elbow to connect the two pipes.
phrase: rub elbows with
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: elbowed, elbowing, elbows
definition: to push at or away, with or as with one's elbow.
He elbowed me aside and walked past.
similar words:
nudge
Word History
Elbow was formed from two Old English words: ell means "length of the forearm" and boga means "to bend."