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Language: Old English
Origin: elboga

elbow

1 noun
     
Related topics: Clothes, Human
el‧bow1 [countable]
1HBH the joint where your arm bends
2DCC the part of a shirt etc that covers your elbow
3

elbow grease

informal hard work and effort, especially when cleaning or polishing something
4

give somebody the elbow

British English informal to tell someone that you no longer like them or want them to work for you and that they should leave
5

elbow room

enough space in which to move easily:
There's more elbow room in the restaurant since they extended it.
6TB a curved part of a pipe

➔ rub elbows with somebody

at rub1 (5)

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