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noun as in angular part of arm; angularly shaped item

verb as in push aside

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Late in the first half, Morsell fell to the court and reached toward the side of his face, where the elbow of an opposing player left a visible indentation.

It’s another to curl around a screen, see a big man dropping into the paint and decide to rise for an uncontested jumper from the elbow.

Connecticut’s star player, James Bouknight, was out with an elbow injury.

Junior guard Aaron Wiggins had an elbow issue earlier this season, and senior guard Darryl Morsell had surgery two weeks ago to repair a fractured bone in his face.

She dribbled right against Jaelynn Penn and, in a split-second, crossed back over left toward the elbow area and buried a pull-up jumper.

I shut my eyes yet felt aware of the garden at my elbow, the blooms opening as if in time-lapse, the stalks lengthening.

The document had no legal standing, but was offered to the public as a sharp elbow to some of the assertions made by Ryan.

What the state really needs is to figure out how to elbow its way into the tech economy.

He changed sliders three times until he found one that didn't hurt his elbow.

We never tell him, 'Great screwball,' though, because then his elbow would hurt.

Jos lifted himself on his elbow, and fixing his shining eyes on Ramona, said in Spanish, "My mother asks if you are travellers?"

We must make more—much more—elbow room before the Turks get help from Asia or Constantinople.

Having paused a few seconds to recover breath, he brushed his hat with his elbow, and declared himself ready.

Just try it once, and you'll see how ingenious it is—only one must be careful not to throw out the elbow in turning out the wrist.

Lettice raised herself suddenly on her elbow and looked down at him with earnestness.


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On this page you'll find 60 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to elbow, such as: joint, angle, bend, bow, corner, and crook.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.