Translation of "muscle" - English-Traditional 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 頸/背/腿/胃部肌肉
facial muscles 臉部肌肉
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. 他將肌肉緊繃起來,這樣大家就能欣賞到他的肌肉塊。
These exercises build muscle and increase stamina. 這些運動能強健肌肉、增強體力。
a muscle spasm (= a sudden uncontrollable tightening movement) 肌肉痙攣
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. 比賽開始沒多久拉塞爾就拉傷了背部肌肉。

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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. 這家雜誌財力雄厚,僱得起頂尖的記者。
The company lacks the marketing muscle to compete with drug giants. 這家公司缺乏行銷實力,無法與製藥巨頭競爭。

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