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elbow

[ el-boh ]
/ ˈɛl boʊ /
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noun
verb (used with object)
to push with or as if with the elbow; jostle.
to make (one's way) by so pushing.
verb (used without object)
to elbow one's way: He elbowed through the crowd.
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Idioms about elbow

Origin of elbow

before 1000; Middle English elbowe,Old English el(n)boga; cognate with Middle Dutch elle(n)bōghe,Old High German el(l)inbogo (German Ellenbogen), Old Norse ǫl(n)bogi; literally, “forearm-bend.” See ell2, bow1
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British Dictionary definitions for elbow

elbow
/ (ˈɛlbəʊ) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for elbow

Old English elnboga; see ell ², bow ²; related to Old Norse olbogi, Old High German elinbogo
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