"muscle" in the noun sense
1. muscle, musculus
one of the contractile organs of the body
2. muscle, muscular tissue
animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
3. muscleman, muscle
a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard
"the drug lord had his muscleman to protect him"
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. brawn, brawniness, muscle, muscularity, sinew, heftiness
possessing muscular strength
"muscle" in the verb sense
make one's way by force
"He muscled his way into the office"
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