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muscle

2 verb
     
muscle2

muscle your way into/through etc something

to use your strength to go somewhere:
Joe and Tony muscled their way through the crowd.

muscle in

phrasal verb
to use your power to get involved in or take control of something that someone else was doing, especially in business - used to show disapproval
muscle in on
Banks are muscling in on the insurance business.

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