Associations to the word «Muscle»


MUSCLE, noun. (uncountable) A contractile form of tissue which animals use to effect movement.
MUSCLE, noun. (countable) An organ composed of muscle tissue.
MUSCLE, noun. (uncountable) (usually plural) A well-developed physique, in which the muscles are enlarged from exercise.
MUSCLE, noun. (uncountable) (figurative) Strength, force.
MUSCLE, noun. (uncountable) (figurative) Hired strongmen or bodyguards.
MUSCLE, verb. To use force to make progress, especially physical force.
MUSCLE BOY, noun. (dated) A goon, thug, muscular henchman.
MUSCLE BOY, noun. A bodybuilder, especially one who is homosexual.
MUSCLE BOYS, noun. Plural of muscle boy
MUSCLE CAR, noun. Any of a variety of high-performance automobiles, especially American 2-door rear wheel drive mid-size cars of the late 1960s and early 1970s equipped with large, powerful V8 engines.
MUSCLE CARS, noun. Plural of muscle car
MUSCLE CONFUSION, noun. A form of periodization or cross-training designed to achieve maximum results while avoiding the plateau effect, allowing muscle groups to improve continuously during phases of controlled yet unfamiliar movements.
MUSCLE DYSMORPHIA, noun. (bodybuilding) A disorder in which an individual becomes obsessed that they are not muscular enough.
MUSCLE FIBER, noun. A single cell of a muscle. Each muscle fibers contain many myofibrils, the contractile unit of muscles.
MUSCLE FIBERS, noun. Plural of muscle fiber
MUSCLE FIBRE, noun. Alternative spelling of muscle fiber
MUSCLE FIBRES, noun. Plural of muscle fibre
MUSCLE IN, verb. (intransitive) to interfere, or intrude forcibly
MUSCLE IN ON, verb. (transitive) to interfere with, or intrude on something forcibly
MUSCLE MAN, noun. Alternative form of muscleman
MUSCLE MARY, noun. (slang) (derogatory) A homosexual man who works to maintain a muscular physique.
MUSCLE MARYS, noun. Plural of muscle Mary
MUSCLE MEMORY, noun. The physiological adaptation of the body to repetition of a specific physical activity, resulting in increased neuromuscular control when performing that activity again.
MUSCLE MEN, noun. Plural of muscle man
MUSCLE OF MASTICATION, noun. (anatomy) Any of the four muscles that are the primary participants in mastication: the masseter, the temporalis, the medial pterygoid, and the lateral pterygoid.
MUSCLE READING, noun. A mentalist's technique to determine the thoughts or knowledge of a subject by observing subtle, involuntary movements in response to speech or other stimuli.
MUSCLE RELAXANT, noun. Any drug which affects skeletal muscle function and decreases the muscle tone.
MUSCLE RELAXANTS, noun. Plural of muscle relaxant
MUSCLE SHIRT, noun. (bodybuilding) a sleeveless shirt tailored to display the muscles of the body
MUSCLE SHIRTS, noun. Plural of muscle shirt
MUSCLE TONE, noun. (physiology) The continuous and passive partial contraction of the muscles, which helps maintain posture.
MUSCLE UP, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To train the muscles for increased size and strength.
MUSCLE UP, verb. (intransitive) To force one's way into or through.
MUSCLE UP, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) (figuratively) To make stronger or more powerful.
MUSCLE WOMAN, noun. A female bodybuilder
MUSCLE WOMEN, noun. Plural of muscle woman

Dictionary definition

MUSCLE, noun. One of the contractile organs of the body.
MUSCLE, noun. Animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells.
MUSCLE, noun. A bully employed as a thug or bodyguard; "the drug lord had his muscleman to protect him".
MUSCLE, noun. Authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way); "the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign".
MUSCLE, noun. Possessing muscular strength.
MUSCLE, verb. Make one's way by force; "He muscled his way into the office".

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