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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
elbow
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
knee/elbow/shin/shoulder pad (=a pad that you wear to protect a part of your body when you are playing a sport)
knee/neck/hip/elbow etc joint
▪ a permanently damaged knee joint
tennis elbow
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
left
▪ I try to twist my body so I can jab my left elbow in his face.
▪ Sit up a little and touch your right elbow on to your left knee and then your left elbow on to your right knee.
▪ Her left elbow was still stiff since her injury in the air raid and she failed a medical for heavier work.
▪ Touch your right leg with your left elbow.
▪ My little chair and table were at the King's left elbow.
▪ Christine, check your left elbow seal.
▪ Keep the left elbow on the floor for support.
right
▪ Reverse as your right elbow touches your left knee, turning to see the left side.
▪ His primary replacement, Junior Bryant, is questionable with a torn ligament in his right elbow.
▪ He is clearly a very good golfer, though his flying right elbow looks odd now.
▪ And, then he developed serious problems with his right elbow.
▪ He developed stress induced swelling of both knees and the right elbow.
▪ Pippen started shooting Tuesday for the first time since he underwent surgery on his right elbow Jan. 29.
▪ With your hands lightly placed at the sides of your head, sit up to touch left knee with right elbow.
▪ The man who replaced him at New Orleans, Junior Bryant, is questionable with a hyperextended right elbow.
■ NOUN
grease
▪ I give the pink botty a thorough good scrub, putting in plenty of elbow grease.
▪ Cleaning Thanks to the availability of steam, cleaning is now a simple task, taking very little effort and no elbow grease.
▪ Pioneering vision is required, and elbow grease!
▪ It certainly saved a lot of elbow grease.
▪ Hopefully, this knowledge will save many householders a great deal of elbow grease!
joint
▪ The shoulder and elbow joints are built around precision variable resistors and as each joint swivels so the variable resistor turns.
▪ The large bone of the upper arm was splintered to the elbow joint, and the wound bled freely.
room
▪ Mr. Illsley Where would Nottinghamshire county council find the elbow room to which the hon. Gentleman referred?
▪ The little clearing was shielded from the street by the laurels, and afforded him plenty of elbow room.
▪ Packed three or four to a closet-sized room, students can come to envy the elbow room afforded sardines and cosmonauts.
▪ The belt provides vast material resources, vast amounts of solar power, and vast elbow room.
▪ Oh come, you must leave even me a little elbow room in which to breathe.
▪ Give each elbow room to display its fronds.
▪ There was enough elbow room in this gargantuan aquarium for all kinds of surprises to emerge.
▪ A father, said Winnicott, can provide a space in which the woman has elbow room.
tennis
▪ I have met knitters with bad backs, frozen shoulders, tennis elbows and so on from doing to much knitting at a time.
▪ The road racer's version of tennis elbow and other physical peculiarities are the downside of this progress.
▪ Without a tennis elbow support, that is.
■ VERB
bend
▪ As the patient stands up, he practises bringing the ball back towards him by bending his elbows with good control.
▪ She couldn't bend her elbow to raise her arms above her head.
▪ The later stages of arm control involve lifting the hemiplegic arm and controlling it in space while bending and straightening the elbow.
▪ The ball is so outstretched that Edney can not bend his elbow to use his upper-arm muscles.
▪ Alternatively, hold a heavy medicine ball in both hands, bend your elbows and thrust it from you.
▪ As you step-tap on to alternate feet, straighten and bend the left elbow to work the front of the arm.
lean
▪ But she leant up on her elbow and looked down into his face and knew the truth of it.
▪ He was lying sprawled across the pillow leaning on his elbow, his head propped to one side, reading the letter.
▪ Beneath a canvas awning strung between two trees, several guys leaning back on their elbows were passing a small jug.
▪ Then he sat on the floor beside her, half turned towards her, leaning on one elbow.
▪ She leant her elbows on the table, clasped her hands lightly and rested her chin on them.
▪ Inside he twisted round and, leaning his shoulder and elbow against the door, pushed it firmly to.
▪ The eleventh commandment: Thou shalt not lean on thy left elbow, or else.
prop
▪ Lil, propped up on one elbow, grins at me from under a towelling turban.
▪ A guy came up on the bow and propped his elbows on the steel ledge to brace his large binoculars.
▪ Long before dawn, I was propped on an elbow, with a warming mug of tea and a few verses of Romans.
▪ I prop myself on my elbows.
put
▪ He put his elbows on his desk and propped his chin in his hands.
▪ She squats down in front of me and puts her elbows on my knees.
▪ They never put their elbows on the table, and they sat up straight instead of slouching.
▪ I give the pink botty a thorough good scrub, putting in plenty of elbow grease.
▪ He lifts his right arm with his left hand to put his elbow on a table.
▪ She put her elbows on the desk and her head between her hands.
▪ He put one elbow on the stage itself and stared straight at John.
raise
▪ He raised himself on one elbow, and the pain bit him.
▪ She raised herself on one elbow, so that she could look down on his face.
▪ He raised himself on one elbow and gingerly felt around his feet.
▪ Pull the tummy in and raise the elbows, head and shoulders towards your knees.
▪ Lying as shown raise the elbows, head and shoulders towards the knees and hold up for 5 counts.
rub
▪ I rubbed my elbow, regarding him thoughtfully.
▪ There were retro-outfit types rubbing elbows with people wearing the original gear.
▪ She came back into the kitchen, rubbing her elbow.
▪ Sun-bleached surfers rub elbows at the bar, and stray toddlers wander through the dining rooms.
▪ Léonie sat up, rubbing her elbows.
▪ In some instances, what enticed these donors to open their checkbooks was the chance to rub elbows with the president.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
knacker your elbow/hand etc
not know your arse from your elbow
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Apply once or twice a week, especially to backs of arms and thighs, your feet, elbows and knees.
▪ His shot had struck the shoulder joint, and... came out between the shoulder and elbow.
▪ Lying as shown, raise the elbows, head and shoulders, bringing your chin as close to your chest as possible.
▪ Most of the Acutes in the dorm. are up on their elbows, blinking and listening.
▪ Polly said, materializing at my elbow.
▪ The group has a single tendon insertion below the elbow into the forearm.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
way
▪ Charlie and I elbowed our way through the crowd.
▪ Simon was not a Harvard graduate but a Lafayette College dropout who had elbowed his way to the top.
▪ He elbowed his way to the bar and ordered a lager and a ham sandwich.
▪ But then, in February 1885, a rival railway syndicate elbowed its way in.
▪ One of the yellow-jacketed policemen elbowed his way to Lawrence's window.
▪ On Earth, life elbows its way into solid, liquid, gas.
▪ People were boarding and I elbowed my way into line.
▪ Furiously he elbowed his way through the crush, his men behind him.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
not know your arse from your elbow
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Elbowing me to one side, he took hold of the microphone.
▪ Craig elbowed me aside roughly.
▪ Greene had to leave the game after being elbowed in the face.
▪ She elbowed her way through the crowd.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He picked up Dougal's empty glass and elbowed through the crowd at the bar.
▪ I elbowed Karen unceremoniously aside and grabbed the paddle.
▪ One of the yellow-jacketed policemen elbowed his way to Lawrence's window.
▪ She laughed often; a great sudden masculine sound, jerking her arms as if elbowing the air out of the way.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
elbow

Crossette \Cros*sette"\ (kr?s-s?t`), n. [F., dim. of crosse. See Crosier.] (Arch.)

  1. A return in one of the corners of the architrave of a door or window; -- called also ancon, ear, elbow.

  2. The shoulder of a joggled keystone.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
elbow

"bend of the arm," c.1200, elbowe, from a contraction of Old English elnboga "elbow," from Proto-Germanic *elino-bugon, literally "bend of the forearm" (cognates: Middle Dutch ellenboghe, Dutch elleboog, Old High German elinbogo, German Ellenboge, Old Norse ölnbogi). For first element, see ell (n.1) "length of the forearm;" second element represented by Old English boga "bow, arch" (see bow (n.1)). \n

\nSecond element related to Old English bugan "to bend" (see bow (v.)); first element from *alina "arm," from PIE *el- (1) "elbow, forearm" (see ell (n.1)). To be out at elbows (1620s) was literally to have holes in one's coat. Phrase elbow grease "hard rubbing" is attested from 1670s, from jocular sense of "the best substance for polishing furniture." Elbow-room, "room to extend one's elbows," hence, "ample room for activity," attested 1530s.\n\n\n

elbow

"thrust with the elbow," c.1600, from elbow (n.). Figurative sense is from 1863. Related: Elbowed; elbowing.

Wiktionary
elbow

n. 1 The joint between the upper arm and the forearm. 2 Any turn or bend like that of the elbow, in a wall, building, coastline, etc.; an angular or jointed part of any structure, such as the raised arm of a chair or sofa, or a short pipe fitting, turning at an angle or bent. 3 (lb en US obsolete early 20th-century slang) A detective. 4 (lb en basketball) Part of a basketball court located at the intersection of the free-throw line and the free-throw lane.Newell, Pete; Nater, Swen (2008). ''[http://books.google.com/books?id=HMrmetcycyYC&lpg=PA26&dq=free%20throw%20line%20elbow&pg=PA26#v=onepage&q&f=false Pete Newell's Playing Big]''. Human Kinetics. p.26: Special:BookSources/9780736068093. Retrieved April 11, 2013. vb. To push with the elbow; to jostle or force.

WordNet
elbow
  1. n. hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped [syn: elbow joint, cubitus, cubital joint, articulatio cubiti]

  2. a sharp bend in a road or river

  3. a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it

  4. the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow; "his coat had patches over the elbows"

  5. the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow

elbow
  1. v. push one's way with the elbows

  2. shove one's elbow into another person's ribs

Gazetteer
Wikipedia
Elbow (band)

Elbow are an English alternative rock band consisting of Guy Garvey (vocals, guitar), Richard Jupp (drums, percussion), Craig Potter (keyboard, piano, backing vocals), Mark Potter (guitar, backing vocals) and Pete Turner (bass guitar, backing vocals). They have played together since 1990, adopting the Elbow band name in 1997. Their six studio albums are Asleep in the Back (2001), Cast of Thousands (2003), Leaders of the Free World (2005), The Seldom Seen Kid (2008), Build a Rocket Boys! (2011), and The Take Off and Landing of Everything (2014). Their studio albums, as well as their B-sides compilation Dead in the Boot (2012), all reached the top 15 of the British album chart. Seven of their singles placed in the top 40 of the British singles chart. Their most recent album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything, reached number one on the British charts, making it their first album to top the charts.

In 2008 Elbow won the Mercury Music Prize for their album The Seldom Seen Kid, and in 2009 they won the Brit Award for Best British Group. In 2012 they released " First Steps", the BBC theme for the 2012 London Olympics.

Elbow (disambiguation)

The elbow is a joint of an arm.

Elbow may also mean one of the following:

Elbow (strike)

An elbow strike (commonly referred to as simply an "elbow") is a strike with the point of the elbow, the part of the forearm nearest to the elbow, or the part of the upper arm nearest to the elbow. Elbows can be thrown sideways similarly to a hook, upwards similarly to an uppercut, downwards with the point of the elbow, diagonally or in direct movement and in several other ways like during a jump etc.

Elbowing is a disallowed practice in most combat sports. However, Muay Thai, Pradal serey and several mixed martial arts (MMA) organizations do allow elbowing, or allow elbowing in a specific manner. The mixed martial arts organizations disallowing it usually do so because elbowing the head increases the risk of lacerations in a fight.

While elbows are mostly disallowed in most modern combat sports, they are common in traditional martial arts. There are few traditional martial arts that don't use elbows though it depends on which martial art it is, if the elbows are primary or secondary weapons and also in which manner, what tactics and how often they are used. Some well known and respected traditional martial arts that use elbows are karate, taekwondo, Hung Ga, Bajiquan, Wing Chun, Silat and Muay boran.

In Muay Thai, elbow strikes are most often used while in close range but are also employed while jumping toward the opponent, similar to Muay Thai's flying knee. The hardness of the elbow allows for hitting with considerable force, and experienced fighters can easily knock out, cut, or injure their opponent with a well-placed strike. Elbows are generally most effective when used in combination with punches or kicks to allow the fighter to close the distance.

Elbows are also used in mixed martial arts as part of the ground-and-pound fighting tactic. Participants often use elbow strikes in conjunction with punches while in the full guard, half guard, side mount, or full mount in order to knock out or overwhelm the opponent.

In ice hockey, elbowing an opposing player is considered a rules infraction, resulting in a two-minute penalty for the offending player, leaving his team short handed. In basketball, elbowing a player, or "throwing 'bows," counts as a foul.

Elbow

In primates, including humans, the elbow joint is the synovial hinge joint between the humerus in the upper arm and the radius and ulna in the forearm which allows the hand to be moved towards and away from the body. The superior radioulnar joint shares joint capsule with the elbow joint but plays no functional role at the elbow. The elbow region includes prominent landmarks such as the olecranon (the bony prominence at the very tip of the elbow), the elbow pit, and the lateral and medial epicondyles. The name for the elbow in Latin is cubitus, and so the word cubital is used in some elbow related terms, as in cubital nodes for example.

Elbow (lunar crater)

Elbow is a feature on Earth's Moon, a crater in the Hadley–Apennine region. Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin visited the east rim of it in 1971, on the Apollo 15 mission, during EVA 1. The east rim of Elbow was designated Geology Station 1 of the mission. Geology Station 2 was to the southwest of the crater, up the slope of Mons Hadley Delta.

Elbow is located on the edge of Hadley Rille, about 1 km northeast of the larger St. George crater, and about 3.2 km southwest of the Apollo 15 landing site itself.

The crater was named by the astronauts after its location at a bend, or elbow, in Hadley Rille, and the name was formally adopted by the IAU in 1973.

Usage examples of "elbow".

Vuitton clutch hung from her elbow and she pushed an expensive Bertini stroller accessorized with an infant whose blond hair matched her own.

The joints of the elbow, wrist, ankle, or toes, may, however, be affected with this disease, but we shall speak of it in this connection as affecting only the knee-joint.

The room had grown cold and Alec was crowding him off the bed against the wall, digging an elbow into the small of his back in the process.

He straightened himself and shifted his body well forward on the flimsy little aluminium platform and gripped the steering-arm, keeping his elbows well in to his sides.

Impatiently, Brett reached down and grabbed Angelique none too gently by the elbow.

Reesta commented while winking and giving Arak a nudge with his elbow.

I elbowed my way in among the others, stood by the arguer, and would have taken his part in the debate with Charon, except that Menippus glared at me with resentment the first time I opened my mouth on his behalf.

With Parkinson at his elbow Carrados walked slowly on to Arling Avenue.

John Barrymore Dix, the Armorer, as he stood by her elbow, pushing back his fedora.

The poor fellow lost his forearm and hand when an arquebus ball took him just at the elbow and so ended his soldiering days.

But half an hour later when Ida went into the library she found him absorbed in his books as usual, and he only glanced up at her with absent, unseeing eyes, as she stood beside him putting on her gloves, her habit skirt caught up under her elbow, the old felt hat just a little askew on the soft, silky hair.

The clerics betrayed nothing, but the Ayatollah was leaning forward on his elbows, his head resting on his upraised fingers.

Simultaneously Badging jerked, and his elbow knocked an ashtray of the arm of his chair.

The beasts, in the uncertainty of so many new riders, lost patience and moved away from nudging knees and elbows, adding to the bawling confusion.

So sat she awhile looking on golden Krothering, while her horse grazed quietly, and Heming at her elbow held his peace, only beholding her.