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Definition of 'muscle'


  1. one of the contractile organs of the body
       Synonyms: musculus
  2. animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
       Synonyms: muscular tissue
  3. a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard; "the drug lord had his muscleman to protect him"
       Synonyms: muscleman
  4. authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way); "the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign"
  5. possessing muscular strength
       Synonyms: brawn brawniness muscularity sinew heftiness

      A man lifts weights 


  1. make one's way by force; "He muscled his way into the office"

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