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verb muscle pronunciation in British English /ˈmʌs(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlemuscling
past tensemuscled
past participlemuscled

phrasal verb

muscle in

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theymuscle in
he/she/itmuscles in
present participlemuscling in
past tensemuscled in
past participlemuscled in
to use your power or influence to get involved in a situation in which you are not needed or wanted

They are trying to muscle in and take away our customers.

muscle in on:

We didn’t appreciate his muscling in on our conversation.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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