English - Vietnamese Dictionary
elbow /elbou/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- góc, khuỷu (giống khuỷu tay)
- to crock (lift) one's elbow
- out at elbows
- sờn khuỷu, thủng khuỷu tay (áo)
- nghèo xơ nghèo xác (người)
- to rub elbows with someone
- to rub elbow with death: suýt chết
- ngoại động từ
- thúc (bằng) khuỷu tay, hích
- to elbow someone aside: thúc ai ra một bên
- to elbow one's way through the crowd: thúc khuỷu tay đi lách qua đám đông
- to elbow someone off (out off) something: hích ai ra khỏi cái gì, loại ai ra khỏi cái gì
- nội động từ
- lượn khúc (đường đi, sông...)
elbows|elbowed|elbowing'elbəʊAdvanced English Dictionary
+hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
+a sharp bend in a road or river
+a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it
+the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint
+the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow
+push one's way with the elbows
+shove one's elbow into another person's ribs
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 the joint between the upper and lower parts of the arm where it bends in the middle: She jabbed him with her elbow. + He rested his elbows on his knees. + She grazed her elbow in the fall. + He's fractured his elbow.
2 the part of a piece of clothing that covers the elbow: The jacket was worn at the elbows.
3 a part of a pipe, chimney, etc. where it bends at a sharp angle
Idioms: get the elbow (BrE, informal) to be told by sb that they no longer want to have a relationship with you; to be told to go away
give sb the elbow (BrE, informal) to tell sb that you no longer want to have a relationship with them; to tell sb to go away
more at KNOW v., POWER n., RUB v.
+ verb [VN] [usually +adv./prep.] to push sb 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.
VERB + ELBOW
lean, place, rest
He rested one elbow on the wall as he spoke.
| lean on, prop/raise yourself up on
She opened her eyes and propped herself up on one elbow to look at him.
| catch, grasp, take
He caught her elbow to steady her.
She thrust her elbow into her attacker's face.
I banged my elbow on the table as I got up.
| dislocate, fracture, injure
ELBOW + NOUN
joint | injury | room
The tiny toilet compartment gives you hardly any elbow room.
above the ~, at your ~
A voice at my elbow said, ‘Would Sir care to be seated?’
| below the ~
The whole of his arm below the elbow was badly burnt.
| beneath/under your ~
She slid a hand under his elbow to guide him into the shop.
| by the ~
He took his guest by the elbow and steered him in the direction of the bar.
| on one ~
He raised himself on one elbow and looked at the bedside clock.
be up to your elbows in sth
He was up to his elbows in hot water, doing the washing-up.
| the crook of your elbow
She was cradling a small parcel in the crook of her elbow.
| dig your elbow into sb's ribs
She dug her elbow into Jim's ribs to remind him not to give the secret away.
Random quote: Self-trust is the first secret of success.: Ralph EmersonLatest queries: unobtrusive, incarnation, pigeon, deaf, resurrect, perfidy, moment, boondoggle, ophthalmology, sic, unbidden, unlike, chicago, headlamp, concluding, malnourished, aloud, shingle, gestures, elbow,