shoulder

[ shohl-der ]
/ ˈʃoʊl dər /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to push with or as if with the shoulder: to shoulder through a crowd.

Idioms for shoulder

Origin of shoulder

before 900; (noun) Middle English sholder, s(c)hulder, Old English sculdor; cognate with Dutch schouder, German Schulter; (v.) Middle English shulderen, derivative of the noun

SYNONYMS FOR shoulder

OTHER WORDS FROM shoulder

out·shoul·der, verb (used with object)re·shoul·der, verb (used with object)un·shoul·dered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cry on someone's shoulder

shoulder
/ (ˈʃəʊldə) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for shoulder

Old English sculdor; related to Old High German sculterra
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Medicine definitions for cry on someone's shoulder

shoulder
[ shōldər ]

n.

The joint connecting the arm with the torso.
The part of the human body between the neck and upper arm.
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Idioms and Phrases with cry on someone's shoulder (1 of 2)

cry on someone's shoulder

Tell one's problems to someone so as to gain sympathy or consolation, as in When James had a problem at the office he generally cried on his sister's shoulder. It is also put as a shoulder to cry on, as in When Mom came home, Jane had a shoulder to cry on. [Late 1930s]

Idioms and Phrases with cry on someone's shoulder (2 of 2)

shoulder

In addition to the idiom beginning with shoulder

  • shoulder to shoulder

also see:

  • broad shoulders
  • chip on one's shoulder
  • cold shoulder
  • cry on someone's shoulder
  • good head on one's shoulders
  • head and shoulders above
  • on one's shoulders
  • put one's shoulder to the wheel
  • rub elbows (shoulders) with
  • shrug one's shoulders
  • square one's shoulders
  • straight from the shoulder
  • weight of the world on one's shoulders
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