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elbownoun [C]

us   /ˈel·boʊ/
the bony point at which the arm bends, or the part of a piece of clothing which covers this area: His shirt sleeve was torn at the elbow.

elbowverb [T]

us   /ˈel·boʊ/
to push with an elbow, or to push rudely, esp. to get past someone: He elbowed his way through the crowd.
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elbownoun [C]

uk   /ˈel.bəʊ/ us   /ˈel.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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elbowverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈel.bəʊ/ us   /ˈel.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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(Definition of elbow from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “elbow”
in Korean 팔꿈치…
in Arabic مِرْفَق, كوع…
in Malaysian siku…
in French coude…
in Russian локоть…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肘, (衣服的)肘部…
in Italian gomito…
in Turkish dirsek…
in Polish łokieć…
in Spanish codo, dar un codazo a, abrirse paso a codazos…
in Vietnamese khuỷu tay…
in Portuguese cotovelo…
in Thai ศอก…
in German der Ellbogen…
in Catalan colze…
in Japanese ひじ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肘, (衣服的)肘部…
in Indonesian siku…
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