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elbow

noun [C] uk   /ˈel.bəʊ/  us   /-boʊ/
B1 the part in the middle of the arm where it bends, or the part of a piece of clothing that covers this area: Her arm was bandaged from the elbow to the fingers. The sleeve of his shirt was torn at the elbow.
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elbow

verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk   /ˈel.bəʊ/  us   /-boʊ/
disapproving to push someone rudely with your elbows so that you can move or have more space: He elbowed his way to the front of the crowd. They elbowed the onlookers aside. to hit someone with your elbow, sometimes as a sign to make them notice or remember something: She elbowed me in the ribs before I could say anything.
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Translations of “elbow”
in Arabic مِرْفَق, كوع…
in Korean 팔꿈치…
in Malaysian siku…
in French coude…
in Turkish dirsek…
in Italian gomito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肘, (衣服的)肘部…
in Russian локоть…
in Polish łokieć…
in Vietnamese khuỷu tay…
in Spanish codo…
in Portuguese cotovelo…
in Thai ศอก…
in German der Ellbogen…
in Catalan colze…
in Japanese ひじ…
in Indonesian siku…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肘, (衣服的)肘部…
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