an L -shaped catch, as for a door, having a piece for the thumb on one arm and a hooked end for engaging a hooked plate on the other.
noun 1. strenuous physical exertion: a job requiring elbow grease. noun 1. (facetious) vigorous physical labour, esp hard rubbing Strenuous physical effort: “If you’re going to get this job done, you’ll need to apply a little elbow grease.” noun phrase Muscular exertion; physical effort (1710+) Strenuous physical effort, as in You’ll have to use some […]
[el-boh-room, -roo m] /ˈɛl boʊˌrum, -ˌrʊm/ noun 1. ample ; space in which to move freely. 2. scope; opportunity: a job with elbowroom. /ˈɛlbəʊˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/ noun 1. sufficient scope to move or function
- Elbow someone out
verb phrase To eliminate or replace someone by aggressive pressure: She looked pretty secure, but he elbowed her out of the vice presidency
[el-broos] /ɛlˈbrus/ noun 1. a mountain in the S Russian Federation, in the Caucasus range: the highest peak in Europe, 18,465 feet (5628 meters). /ɪlˈbruːs/ noun 1. a mountain in SW Russia, on the border with Georgia, in the Caucasus Mountains, with two extinct volcanic peaks: the highest mountain in Europe. Height: 5642 m (18 […]
[el-boo rz] /ɛlˈbʊərz/ plural noun 1. a mountain range in N Iran, along the S coast of the Caspian Sea. Highest peak, Mt. Demavend, 18,606 feet (5671 meters). /ɛlˈbʊəz/ plural noun 1. a mountain range in N Iran, parallel to the SW and S shores of the Caspian Sea. Highest peak: Mount Demavend, 5671 m […]