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elbow
90° angle elbow with female threads at both ends

el·bow

 (ĕl′bō′)
n.
1.
a. The joint or bend of the arm between the forearm and the upper arm.
b. The bony outer projection of this joint.
2. A joint, as of a bird or quadruped, corresponding to the human elbow.
3. Something having a bend or angle similar to an elbow, especially:
a. A length of pipe with a sharp bend in it.
b. A sharp bend in a river or road.
v. el·bowed, el·bow·ing, el·bows
v.tr.
1. To push, jostle, or shove with the elbow: elbowed me in the ribs to get me to stop laughing.
2. To open up (a means of passage, for example) by or as if by use of the elbow: elbowed her way through the crowd.
v.intr.
1. To make one's way by pushing with the elbow.
2. To turn at an angle; bend: The lane elbows to the left.
Idioms:
at (one's) elbow
Close at hand; nearby.
out at the elbows
1. Poorly dressed.
2. Lacking money.

[Middle English elbowe, from Old English elnboga; see el- in Indo-European roots.]

elbow

(ˈɛlbəʊ)
n
1. (Anatomy) the joint between the upper arm and the forearm, formed by the junction of the radius and ulna with the humerus
2. (Zoology) the corresponding joint or bone of birds or mammals
3. (Clothing & Fashion) the part of a garment that covers the elbow
4. something resembling an elbow, such as a sharp bend in a road or river
5. at one's elbow within easy reach
6. out at elbow out at elbows ragged or impoverished
7. up to the elbows with up to the elbows in busily occupied with; deeply immersed in
vb
8. (tr) to reject; dismiss. Also: give the elbow
9. to make (one's way) by shoving, jostling, etc
10. (tr) to knock or shove with or as if with the elbow
[Old English elnboga; see ell2, bow2; related to Old Norse olbogi, Old High German elinbogo]

el•bow

(ˈɛl boʊ)

n.
1. the bend or joint of the human arm between the upper arm and forearm.
2. the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped.
3. something bent like an elbow, as a piece of pipe bent at an angle.
4. Also called ell , el. a plumbing pipe or pipe connection having a right-angled bend.
v.t.
5. to push aside with or as if with the elbow; jostle.
6. to make (one's way) by so pushing.
v.i.
7. to elbow one's way.
Idioms:
1. at one's elbow, within easy reach; nearby.
2. out at (the) elbows,
a. poorly dressed; shabby.
b. impoverished.
[before 1000; Middle English elbowe, Old English el(n)boga; See ell2, bow1]

elbow


Past participle: elbowed
Gerund: elbowing

Imperative
elbow
elbow
Present
I elbow
you elbow
he/she/it elbows
we elbow
you elbow
they elbow
Preterite
I elbowed
you elbowed
he/she/it elbowed
we elbowed
you elbowed
they elbowed
Present Continuous
I am elbowing
you are elbowing
he/she/it is elbowing
we are elbowing
you are elbowing
they are elbowing
Present Perfect
I have elbowed
you have elbowed
he/she/it has elbowed
we have elbowed
you have elbowed
they have elbowed
Past Continuous
I was elbowing
you were elbowing
he/she/it was elbowing
we were elbowing
you were elbowing
they were elbowing
Past Perfect
I had elbowed
you had elbowed
he/she/it had elbowed
we had elbowed
you had elbowed
they had elbowed
Future
I will elbow
you will elbow
he/she/it will elbow
we will elbow
you will elbow
they will elbow
Future Perfect
I will have elbowed
you will have elbowed
he/she/it will have elbowed
we will have elbowed
you will have elbowed
they will have elbowed
Future Continuous
I will be elbowing
you will be elbowing
he/she/it will be elbowing
we will be elbowing
you will be elbowing
they will be elbowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been elbowing
you have been elbowing
he/she/it has been elbowing
we have been elbowing
you have been elbowing
they have been elbowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been elbowing
you will have been elbowing
he/she/it will have been elbowing
we will have been elbowing
you will have been elbowing
they will have been elbowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been elbowing
you had been elbowing
he/she/it had been elbowing
we had been elbowing
you had been elbowing
they had been elbowing
Conditional
I would elbow
you would elbow
he/she/it would elbow
we would elbow
you would elbow
they would elbow
Past Conditional
I would have elbowed
you would have elbowed
he/she/it would have elbowed
we would have elbowed
you would have elbowed
they would have elbowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elbow - hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadrupedelbow - hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
musculus articularis cubiti - a small branch of the triceps that inserts into the capsule of the elbow joint
arm - a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint - a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
crazy bone, funny bone - a point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes near the surface; a sharp tingling sensation results when the nerve is knocked against the bone; "the funny bone is not humerus"
2.elbow - a sharp bend in a road or river
bend, curve - curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
3.elbow - a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it
pipage, pipe, piping - a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
4.elbow - the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint; "his coat had patches over the elbows"
cloth covering - a covering made of cloth
sleeve, arm - the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm
5.elbow - the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow
foreleg - the forelimb of a quadruped
articulatio, joint, articulation - (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
Verb1.elbow - push one's way with the elbows
shove, jostle - come into rough contact with while moving; "The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"
2.elbow - shove one's elbow into another person's ribs
nudge, poke at, prod - to push against gently; "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"

elbow

noun
1. joint, turn, corner, bend, angle, curve The boat was moored at the elbow of the river.
verb
1. push, force, crowd, shoulder, knock, bump, shove, nudge, jostle, hustle They elbowed me out of the way.
at your elbow within reach, near, to hand, handy, at hand, close by the whisky glass that was forever at his elbow
Translations
كوعمِرْفَقيَشُقُّ طَريقَه
лакът
loket
albueskubbe
kubuto
kyynärpäämutka
कुहनी
lakat
könyök
siku
olnbogiolnboga sig áfram, troîast
ひじ
팔꿈치
alkūnėerdvėpo rankastumtis alkūnėmis
elkonisgrūstīt ar elkoņiemizlauzt ceļu
cot
lakeťraziť si
komolec
lakat
armbågearmbåga
ข้อศอก
dirsekdirseklemekdirseğiyle itmek
khuỷu tay

elbow

[ˈelbəʊ]
A. N (Anat) → codo m; (in road) → recodo m
at one's elbowal alcance de la mano
out at the elbow(s)raído, descosido
he doesn't know his arse or ass from his elbowconfunde el culo con las témporas
B. VT to elbow sb asideapartar a algn a codazos
to elbow one's way through the crowdabrirse paso a codazos por la muchedumbre
C. CPD elbow grease N it's a matter of elbow greasees una cuestión de esfuerzo
use a bit of elbow grease!¡dale con más fuerza!
it will take a bit of elbow grease to shift thisva a costar trabajo mover esto
elbow joint Narticulación f del codo
elbow room N (= space) → espacio m para moverse; (= leeway) → margen m de maniobra

elbow

[ˈɛlbəʊ]
n
[person] → coude m
[jacket] → coude m
at the elbows → aux coudes
vt (= push) → donner un coup de coude à
to elbow one's way through the crowd → jouer des coudes pour se frayer un passage à travers la foule
to elbow sb into sth → pousser qn du coude dans qch
elbow aside
vt sep
to elbow sb aside → écarter qn d'un coup de coudeelbow grease nhuile f de coude
to use a bit of elbow grease → mettre de l'huile de coudeelbow room n
to have enough elbow room (= room to move) → avoir de la place pour se retourner (= room for manoeuvre) → avoir les coudées franches

elbow

n
Ellbogen m; since he’s been rubbing elbows with senators (esp US) → seit er sich in Senatorenkreisen bewegt
(of pipe, river, road)Knie nt
vt to elbow one’s way forwardsich durchdrängen; he elbowed his way through the crowder boxte sich durch die Menge; to elbow somebody asidejdn beiseitestoßen; he elbowed me in the stomacher stieß mir or mich mit dem Ellbogen in den Magen; to elbow one’s way to the top (fig)sich nach oben durchboxen (inf), → die Ellbogen gebrauchen, um an die Spitze zu kommen

elbow

:
elbow rest
nArmstütze f
elbowroom
n (inf: lit, fig)Ellbogenfreiheit f (inf)

elbow

[ˈɛlbəʊ]
1. n (Anat) → gomito
at his elbow → al suo fianco, accanto
2. vt to elbow sb asidescostare qn a gomitate
to elbow one's way through the crowd → farsi largo tra la folla a gomitate

elbow

(ˈelbəu) noun
the joint where the arm bends. He leant forward on his elbows.
verb
to push with the elbow. He elbowed his way through the crowd.
ˈelbow-room noun
space enough for doing something. Get out of my way and give me some elbow-room!
at one's elbow
close to one. The journalist always works with a dictionary at his elbow.

elbow

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el·bow

n. codo;
___ jointcoyuntura del ___;
___ roomespacio suficiente;
tennis ______ de tenista.

elbow

n codo
References in classic literature ?
With her pretty hair tucked into a little cap, arms bared to the elbow, and a checked apron which had a coquettish look in spite of the bib, the young housewife fell to work, feeling no doubts about her success, for hadn't she seen Hannah do it hundreds of times?
When he laughed he scratched his left elbow with his right hand.
Pavel called for something and struggled up on his elbow.
She was a fresh, pretty woman, clad always in white with elbow sleeves.
The simple admirer of the war-horse instantly fell back to a low, gaunt, switch-tailed mare, that was unconsciously gleaning the faded herbage of the camp nigh by; where, leaning with one elbow on the blanket that concealed an apology for a saddle, he became a spectator of the departure, while a foal was quietly making its morning repast, on the opposite side of the same animal.
So great was his interest that he had forgotten the particular derelict he had come to serve, until Spear stood almost at his elbow.
He then leaned one elbow upon the piano, and, crossing one foot over the other, remained standing in an attitude he remembered to have seen in the pages of an illustrated paper as portraying the hero in some drawing-room scene.
And here, some six months ago -- pacing from corner to corner, or lounging on the long-legged tool, with his elbow on the desk, and his eyes wandering up and down the columns of the morning newspaper -- you might have recognised, honoured reader, the same individual who welcomed you into his cheery little study, where the sunshine glimmered so pleasantly through the willow branches on the western side of the Old Manse.
Look at it --a mere hillock, and elbow of sand; all beach, without a background.
Once in a while she tastes a little something, when Cousin Marija pinches her elbow and reminds her; but, for the most part, she sits gazing with the same fearful eyes of wonder.
He was a short, thick-set man, with coarse, commonplace features, and that swaggering air of pretension which marks a low man who is trying to elbow his way upward in the world.
She rested her elbow on her knee and her chin on her hand and took that problem under deep consideration.