elbow

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
elbow

Plural
elbows

An elbow
  1. (countable) Your elbow is the place in the middle of your arm that bends.
    I hurt my elbow playing tennis.
  2. (countable) An elbow is a 90° turn in a pipe, river, road, etc.
    I need another elbow piece to get this pipe round the corner.


Verb[change]

Plain form
elbow

Third-person singular
elbows

Past tense
elbowed

Past participle
elbowed

Present participle
elbowing

Elbowing in a soccer game
  1. (transitive) If you elbow somebody, you hit them with your elbow.
    My mom elbowed me to be quiet.

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