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Definition of elbow verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

elbow

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈelbəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈelboʊ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they elbow
BrE BrE//ˈelbəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈelboʊ//
 
he / she / it elbows
BrE BrE//ˈelbəʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈelboʊz//
 
past simple elbowed
BrE BrE//ˈelbəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈelboʊd//
 
past participle elbowed
BrE BrE//ˈelbəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈelboʊd//
 
-ing form elbowing
BrE BrE//ˈelbəʊɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈelboʊɪŋ//
 
 
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elbow somebody/something (+adv./prep.) to push somebody with your elbow, usually in order to get past them She elbowed me out of the way to get to the front of the line. He elbowed his way through the crowd. Word Origin Old English elboga, elnboga, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch elleboog and German Ellenbogen (see also ell, bow2).Extra examples She elbowed him aside and walked up to the main desk. He elbowed his way past the other shoppers. His friend elbowed him aside and stepped forward. She elbowed me out of the way.
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