elbow

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɛlbəʊ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɛlboʊ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(elbō)

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elbow

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [bent, flexed, straightened] her elbow
  2. [scratched, scraped, cut] his elbow
  3. [scratched] her elbow when she fell
  4. rubbed the [bite, scrape] on his elbow
  5. hit my elbow on the [chair, bed leg, shelf]
  6. got an elbow to the [stomach, ribs, back]
  7. gave him an elbow to the [stomach]
  8. [grabbed, led] her by the elbow
  9. thumped his elbow down on the table
  10. nudged her [friend, coworker, classmate] with her elbow
  11. nudged her awake with his elbow
  12. needs [surgery, an operation] on his elbow
  13. her elbow needs [surgery]
  14. has his elbow in [plaster, a cast, bandages]
  15. protect your elbow [with, by wearing] pads
  16. just [above, below] the elbow
  17. the sleeves [reach, stop] just before the elbow
  18. idiom: was rubbing elbows with [royalty, the stars, celebrities]
  19. slang: I'm up to my elbows with [work, emails]
v
  1. elbowed him in the [face, chest, ribs]
  2. elbowed her out the [way, door, line]
  3. elbowed [her, his friend, the thief, a player] (in)
  4. elbowed him [hard, sharply, lightly]
  5. elbowed (his way) through the [crowd, room, people]
  6. elbow (your way) up to the [front, counter, desk]
  7. elbow (your way) into the [line, room, door]
  8. [jostling, shoving, pushing] and elbowing
n as adj
  1. need to [use, put in] more elbow grease
  2. [it] just needs a little elbow grease
  3. requires a lot of elbow grease
  4. do you have enough elbow room?
  5. a [fractured, broken] elbow joint
  6. wear elbow pads when [skating, playing, cycling]
  7. elbow macaroni
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