- a hired thug or thugs.
- a bodyguard or bodyguards: a gangster protected by muscle.
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Origin of muscle
OTHER WORDS FROM muscle
Words nearby muscle
How to use muscle in a sentence
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).
Companies like Delta, Apple, and Nike flex their political muscle on behalf of gay rights.
The bell tower bellows loudly when a little muscle power is put into it.
When it comes to tangible gifts, the sharing economy really starts to flex its holiday disrupting muscle.
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
The strength of the lion is tremendous, owing to the immense mass of muscle around its jaws, shoulders, and forearms.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
The man was accustomed to the French of Englishmen, and withdrew without moving a muscle of his face.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
He was a man of gigantic muscle, and seizing the arm of Louis, called aloud to bar the egress.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
In this country an unexplained marked eosinophilia warrants examination of a portion of muscle for Trichina spiralis (p. 255).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The second pair show that the transverse processes, from the first to the third, are those into which the muscle is inserted.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
British Dictionary definitions for muscle
Derived forms of musclemuscly, adjective
Word Origin for muscle
Scientific definitions for muscle
Other words from musclemuscular adjective
Other Idioms and Phrases with muscle
In addition to the idiom beginning with muscle
- muscle in
- flex one's muscles
- move a muscle