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muscle

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈmʌsl/ informal
the power to do difficult things or to make people behave in a certain way: We do have the financial muscle to compete effectively in this market.
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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