English version

elbow

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Human, Clothes
elbowel‧bow1 /ˈelbəʊ $ -boʊ/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 HBHthe joint where your arm bends2 DCCthe part of a shirt etc that covers your elbow3 elbow grease4 give somebody the elbow5 elbow room6 TBa curved part of a pipe rub elbows with somebody at rub1(5)
Examples from the Corpus
elbowHis shot had struck the shoulder joint, and... came out between the shoulder and elbow.Apply once or twice a week, especially to backs of arms and thighs, your feet, elbows and knees.Polly said, materializing at my elbow.The group has a single tendon insertion below the elbow into the forearm.Lying as shown, raise the elbows, head and shoulders, bringing your chin as close to your chest as possible.Most of the Acutes in the dorm. are up on their elbows, blinking and listening.
elbowelbow2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 PUSHto push someone with your elbows, especially in order to move past themelbow your way through/past/into etc something (=move through a group of people by pushing past them) 🔊 He elbowed his way to the bar and ordered a beer. 🔊 She pushed through the crowd, elbowing people out of the way.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
elbowShe elbowed her way through the crowd.One of the yellow-jacketed policemen elbowed his way to Lawrence's window.Greene had to leave the game after being elbowed in the face.I elbowed Karen unceremoniously aside and grabbed the paddle.Craig elbowed me aside roughly.Elbowing me to one side, he took hold of the microphone.She laughed often; a great sudden masculine sound, jerking her arms as if elbowing the air out of the way.He picked up Dougal's empty glass and elbowed through the crowd at the bar.elbow your way through/past/into etc somethingCharlie and I elbowed our way through the crowd.Furiously he elbowed his way through the crush, his men behind him.I elbowed my way through the nosey parkers gossiping in the yard and ran home to tell Dad my good news.On Earth, life elbows its way into solid, liquid, gas.People were boarding and I elbowed my way into line.Rex put on his sunglasses and elbowed his way into the crowd to gawp along with the rest.She moved down to the kerbside, smiling graciously as she elbowed her way through the crowd.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Verb table
elbow
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyelbow
he, she, itelbows
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyelbowed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave elbowed
he, she, ithas elbowed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad elbowed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill elbow
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have elbowed
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam elbowing
he, she, itis elbowing
> View More
you, we, theyare elbowing
Past
I, he, she, itwas elbowing
you, we, theywere elbowing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been elbowing
he, she, ithas been elbowing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been elbowing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be elbowing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been elbowing
> View Less