- a hired thug or thugs.
- a bodyguard or bodyguards: a gangster protected by muscle.
verb (used with object), mus·cled, mus·cling.
verb (used without object), mus·cled, mus·cling.
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Example sentences from the Web for muscle
In its first flexing of new muscle, the branch pored over the plans filed just a few years ago by private utilities, looking for inconsistencies or holes.Watchdog Warns: SDG&E’s Tree-Trimming Plan Could Worsen Wildfires|MacKenzie Elmer|August 24, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The alloy contracts like a muscle when heated, and extends once cool.Methanol fuel gives this tiny beetle bot the freedom to roam|Carmen Drahl|August 19, 2020|Science News
Hemp is a source of cannabidiol, also known as CBD, the cannabis-derived compound that consumers use for relief from muscle and joint pain, anxiety, and insomnia.
It’s caused by mutations in the gene that makes dystrophin, a protein that serves to rebuild and strengthen muscle fibers in skeletal and cardiac muscles.A Year After Gene Therapy, Boys With Muscular Dystrophy Are Healthier and Stronger|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|July 30, 2020|Singularity Hub
“Working with children using our device, I’ve witnessed a physical moment where the brain “clicks” and starts moving the hand rather than focusing on moving the muscles,” LaChappelle said.This Startup Is 3D Printing Custom Prosthetics for a Fraction of the Standard Cost|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|July 22, 2020|Singularity Hub
Security guards have also been posted to add some muscle (but this has done little to deter vandals in past years).
I can see the implant in there, and see where the muscle is snatching that implant up.Azealia Banks Opens Up About Her Journey from Stripping to Rap Stardom|Marlow Stern|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Experts suggest that we need to think of self-control as a “muscle”; something we can train in order to increase our willpower.
Guys with a lot of muscle sometimes find it hard to hold up all that weight.'American Ninja Warrior' May Crown Its First Female Winner Kacy Catanzaro|Rich Goldstein|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, research has shown that hitting the weights without fuel can lead to the breakdown of muscle.
Appearance of a small portion of muscle under a moderate magnification.Voice Production in Singing and Speaking|Wesley Mills
The spoilt child was making new arms, like the schoolboy who exercises his muscle to avenge himself after a beating.The Unveiling of Lhasa|Edmund Candler
The other two parts are the opposite ends, and are commonly called the origin and insertion of the muscle.Popular Education|Ira Mayhew
He's three fathom long, as big around as the mainmast, and made up principally of muscle and wickedness.'Side Show Studies|Francis Metcalfe
Broom's eyes opened, and instantly every muscle and nerve in his hard-trained body tensed for action.Viewpoint|Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for muscle
Derived forms of musclemuscly, adjective
Word Origin for muscle
Medical definitions for muscle
Scientific definitions for muscle
Other words from musclemuscular adjective
Idioms and Phrases with muscle
In addition to the idiom beginning with muscle
- muscle in
- flex one's muscles
- move a muscle