muscle

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmʌsəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmʌsəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(musəl)

Inflections of 'muscle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
muscles
v 3rd person singular
muscling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
muscled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
muscled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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muscle

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [bicep, leg, arm, stomach] muscles
  2. has [strong, weak, toned, stiff] muscles
  3. [tone, build up, boost] your muscles
  4. go to the gym to [tone] your muscles
  5. [workouts, exercises] to tone your muscles
  6. was [flexing, showing off] his muscles
  7. has a [torn, sprained] muscle
  8. [tore] a muscle (while) [playing football, bending down, working out]
  9. the [largest, strongest, smallest] muscle in the body
  10. her muscles were aching from
  11. his muscles have grown [weak, frail] from
  12. weak muscles from a lack of [movement, calcium]
  13. need to put some muscle into the [cleaning, scrubbing, polishing]
  14. put some muscle into the [foreign, defense] policy
v
  1. muscle in on their [patch, territory, land]
  2. the [enemy, competitor] is muscling in on our [territory]
  3. muscled his way [in, through the crowd, up to the bar]
  4. muscle your way into the [discussion, debate, conversation]
  5. muscled his way out (of)
  6. muscle a [van, car, wreck] out of a [ditch, ravine, stream]
  7. [running, dancing, aerobics] (had) muscled her [thighs, legs]
n as adj
  1. have muscle [aches, pain]
  2. calculate your muscle mass
  3. suffer from muscle [cramps, spasms]
adv
  1. muscle-toning [workouts, sessions, exercises]
  2. a muscle-training [session, plan, program]
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