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noun American English pronunciation: muscle /ˈmʌs(ə)l/ 
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singularmuscle
pluralmuscles
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a piece of flesh that connects one bone to another and is used for moving a particular part of your body

    These exercises are good for your stomach muscles.

    pull a muscle (=injure a muscle):

    He limped out of the game after pulling a muscle .

  2. 2
    [uncountable] physical strength

    It's going to take a lot of muscle to lift the refrigerator.

    1. a.
      the power that a person or organization uses to influence or control a situation

      military/financial/political muscle

      The stars will use their muscle to make the campaign a success.

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