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  1. muscle

    • IPA[ˈməsəl]

    美式

    • n.
      a band or bundle of fibrous tissue in a human or animal body that has the ability to contract, producing movement in or maintaining the position of parts of the body;a band or bundle of tissue when well developed or prominently visible under the skin
    • v.
      move (an object) in a particular direction by using one's physical strength;coerce by violence or by economic or political pressure
    • noun: muscle, plural noun: muscles

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. a band or bundle of fibrous tissue in a human or animal body that has the ability to contract, producing movement in or maintaining the position of parts of the body the calf muscle the sheet of muscle between the abdomen and chest 同義詞 literarythew
    • a band or bundle of tissue when well developed or prominently visible under the skin showing off our muscles to prove how strong we were
    • 2. physical power; strength he had muscle but no brains 同義詞 strength, power, muscularity, brawn, brawniness, ... 更多
    • informal a person or people exhibiting physical power or strength an ex-marine of enormous proportions who'd been brought along as muscle
    • power or influence, especially in a commercial or political context he had enough muscle and resources to hold his position on the council 同義詞 influence, power, strength, might, force, ... 更多

    動詞

    • 1. North American informal move (an object) in a particular direction by using one's physical strength they were muscling baggage into the hold of the plane
    • North American informal coerce by violence or by economic or political pressure he was eventually muscled out of business