Translation of "muscle" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈmʌs.əl/ us /ˈmʌs.əl/

muscle noun (BODY PART)

B2 [ C or U ] one of many tissues in the body that can tighten and relax to produce movement

neck/back/leg/stomach muscles 颈/背/腿/胃部肌肉
facial muscles 脸部肌肉
bulging/rippling (= large and clear to see) muscles 鼓起的肌肉
He flexed his muscles (= tightened them to make them look large and strong) so that everyone could admire them. 他将肌肉紧绷起来,这样大家就能欣赏到他的肌肉块。
These exercises build muscle and increase stamina. 这些运动能强健肌肉、增加体力。
a muscle spasm (= a sudden uncontrollable tightening movement) 肌肉痉挛
pull a muscle

C1 to injure a muscle by stretching it too far so that it is very painful

Russell pulled a back muscle early in the game. 比赛开始没多久拉塞尔就拉伤了背部肌肉。

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muscle noun (POWER)

[ U ] the power to do difficult things or to make people behave in a certain way

This magazine has considerable financial muscle and can afford to pay top journalists. 这家杂志财力雄厚,能雇得起顶尖的记者。
The company lacks the marketing muscle to compete with drug giants. 这家公司缺乏销售实力,无法与药业巨头竞争。

(Translation of “muscle” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)