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Noun: muscle  mú-sul
  1. One of the contractile organs of the body
    - musculus
     
  2. Animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
    - muscular tissue
     
  3. A bully employed as a thug or bodyguard
    "the drug lord had his muscle to protect him";
    - muscleman
     
  4. Authority, power or force (especially when used in a coercive way)
    "the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign"
     
  5. Quality of having muscular strength
    - brawn, brawniness, muscularity, sinew, heftiness
Verb: muscle  mú-sul
  1. Make one's way by force
    "He muscled his way into the office"

Sounds like: murre, myscle, mu

Derived forms: muscles, muscled, muscling

Type of: animal tissue, authorisation [Brit], authority, authorization, bully, contractile organ, contractor, dominance, hooligan, ned [UK, informal], pass, potency, roughneck [informal], rowdy, ruffian, say-so, scally [UK, informal], strength, tough [informal], yob [Brit, informal], yobbo [Brit, informal], yobo [Brit, informal]

Part of: muscle system, muscular structure, musculature

Encyclopedia: Muscle, smooth