- having enlarged and inelastic muscles, as from excessive exercise.
- rigid; inflexible: musclebound rules.
Origin of musclebound
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Examples from the Web for muscle-bound
Batman is then drawn back to Gotham to do battle with the muscle-bound menace Bane, played by Tom Hardy.2012’s Most Anticipated Movies: Dark Knight Rises, Hunger Games, More
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Hot, scantily clad girl with perpetually dewy skin plus a muscle-bound, invincible, heat-packing man?Film-Inspired Cocktails: Fast Five
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And so for the opening round of political punditry, we turned to the muscle-bound grapplers themselves.Senate Smackdown
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And I'm glad to see your mind isn't as muscle-bound as your body.
I'm not going to try and cure this planet full of muscle-bound sharpshooters.
The man was not muscle-bound, after all, and he could drive a blow like a trip-hammer.When God Laughs and Other Stories
In the early months of the war our democratic processes were muscle-bound.Proclaim Liberty!
It can dwarf a warm hand into a cold, hard, muscle-bound fist.Quiet Talks on Service
S. D. Gordon
- having overdeveloped and inelastic muscles
- lacking flexibility
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Word Origin and History for muscle-bound
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Having inelastic, overdeveloped muscles that function poorly together for concerted action.
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