- (uncountable) A contractile form of tissue which animals use to effect movement.
- Muscle consists largely of actin and myosin filaments.
- (countable) An organ composed of muscle tissue.
- The muscles in his legs strained under the load.
- (context, uncountable, figurative) Strength.
- It took a lot of to move the boulders.
- (uncountable) Hired strongman, strongmen or bodyguards.
verb (muscl, ing)
- 1985 " w:Lance Parkin, Lance Parkin, The Infinity Doctors, p 34
- :It was easy enough to dodge him, let him crash into the floorboards. Peltroc knew that his priority was the leader, not the hired .
Etymology: From French muscleFrench, muscle, from Latin musculus, literally "little mouse" (from the mouselike appearence of some muscles).
- To use force to make progress.
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