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  1. muscle

    • IPA[ˈmʌs(ə)l]

    英式

    • 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 muscle or muscles 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 muscle or muscles when well developed or prominently visible under the skin his muscles rippled beneath his tanned skin
    • 2. physical power; strength he had muscle but no brains 同義詞 strength, power, muscularity, brawn, brawniness, ... 更多
    • informal a man or men exhibiting physical power or strength, typically employed to use or threaten violence an ex-marine of enormous proportions who'd been brought along as muscle
    • power or influence, especially in a commercial or political sphere many companies lack the financial muscle to adopt a more hard-nosed relationship with buyers 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 the market