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Definition of 'shoulder'


  1. the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
  2. a cut of beef from the shoulder of the animal
  3. a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
       Synonyms: shoulder joint articulatio humeri
  4. narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road
       Synonyms: berm


  1. lift onto one's shoulders
  2. push with the shoulders; "He shouldered his way into the crowd"
  3. carry a burden, either real or metaphoric; "shoulder the burden"

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