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shoulder

[ shohl-der ]
/ ˈʃoʊl dər /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to push with or as if with the shoulder: to shoulder through a crowd.
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Idioms about shoulder

Origin of shoulder

First recorded before 900; Middle English noun sholder, s(c)hulder, Old English sculdor; cognate with Dutch schouder, German Schulter; the verb is derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM shoulder

outshoulder, verb (used with object)re·shoul·der, verb (used with object)un·shoul·dered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shoulder

shoulder
/ (ˈʃəʊldə) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for shoulder

Old English sculdor; related to Old High German sculterra
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Medical definitions for 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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Other Idioms and Phrases with shoulder

shoulder

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