- [C]肘; (衣服的)肘部 joint where the arm bends; part of the sleeve of a coat, jacket, etc.
- vt. & vi. 用肘推〔挤〕 push with the elbow
hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
a sharp bend in a road or river
a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it
the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint;
"his coat had patches over the elbows"
the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow
push one's way with the elbows
shove one's elbow into another person's ribs
- He barked his elbow on the wall.
- You jogged my elbow and spoiled what I was drawing.
- He tried to elbow me off the line in the lunchroom.
- He elbowed his way through the crowd.
- It is impolite to elbow your way through the crowd
- Don't lay your elbows on the desk.
- There is a hole on the elbow of my shirt.
- He elbowed right and left in the crowd.
- The lane elbows to the left.
- He elbowed me to one side when I stood in the doorway.
- He elbowed me out of the way.
- He was elbowed by them.
- elbow aside (v.+adv.)
把…挤到一边 push aside
elbow sb/sth ⇔ aside
He elbowed the woman aside.
The rude man elbowed me aside and got on the bus ahead of me.
When jobs are scarce, young people entering the work force tend to be elbowed aside in favour of experienced workers with more to offer companies.
- elbow forward (v.+adv.)
挤向前 push forward
elbow one's way forward
It's not fair, he got to the front by elbow-ing his way forward.
- elbow off (v.+prep.)
挤出 push to go out
elbow sb/sth off sth
Don't elbow me off the sideway.
- elbow through (v.+prep.)
挤过 push through
elbow one's way through sb
I elbowed my way through the crowd to the front of the hall.
Passengers protested at the shoving...A woman complained about getting elbowed.出自： R. Coover
- elbow用作及物动词时,其宾语可为人,也可为one's way,后者意为“用肘或仿佛用肘排开打出一条通道”; 用作不及物动词时意为“用肘推搡着前进”,引申可指“转弯”。
- elbow常和副词aside,介词off, through等连用表示运动方向。