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Noun
Fibrous tissue in a human or animal body allowing it to physically move
“Strength training helps to build muscle.”
Noun
Physical power, strength or energy, especially that derived from one's muscles
“But we've got to fight with our muscle and our brain, and do it in a smart way.”
Noun
Power or influence, such as in a commercial or political sphere
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“He added that countries needed to put their political muscle behind these health improvement measures.”
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Cells or material from which organic matter is made
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Energy or effort expended towards an endeavor
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Muscle that controls the size of the pupil
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Muscle
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A person or group of persons, often armed, responsible for protecting an individual
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A person who is dishonest or a criminal
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Verb
To compel someone by legal, moral, or physical means to do something
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“Miss Ross, he says, works with a rival company that is trying to muscle him out of his business.”
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To move or proceed forward by force
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“One particularly nasty beast tried to muscle its way through the fence.”
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