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muscle

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈmʌs·əl/
biology a mass of tissue in the body, often attached to bones, that can tighten and relax to produce movement Muscle is also the power to do things or to make people behave in a certain way: [U] Republicans are flexing some political muscle.

muscle

verb [always + adv/prep]  us   /ˈmʌs·əl/
to force your way into a place or situation: [T] Starks muscled his way to the basket. [I] Amanda muscled in on our meeting.
Translations of “muscle”
in Arabic عَضَلة…
in Korean 근육…
in Malaysian otot…
in French muscle…
in Turkish kas, adele, güç…
in Italian muscolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體部分, 肌肉…
in Russian мышца, мускул, влияние…
in Polish mięsień, wpływy…
in Vietnamese cơ bắp…
in Spanish músculo…
in Portuguese músculo…
in Thai กล้ามเนื้อ…
in German der Muskel…
in Catalan múscul…
in Japanese 筋肉…
in Indonesian otot…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体部份, 肌肉…
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