To elbow one's way
Elbow El"bow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elbowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Elbowing}.] To push or hit with the elbow, as when one pushes by another. [1913 Webster]

They [the Dutch] would elbow our own aldermen off the Royal Exchange. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{To elbow one's way}, to force one's way by pushing with the elbows; as, to elbow one's way through a crowd. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • elbow\ one's\ way\ into — • elbow one s way into • elbow one s way out of v. phr. To force entry into a place by using one s elbows. The bus was so crowded that, in order to get off in time, we had to elbow our way to the exit door …   Словарь американских идиом

  • elbow\ one's\ way\ out\ of — • elbow one s way into • elbow one s way out of v. phr. To force entry into a place by using one s elbows. The bus was so crowded that, in order to get off in time, we had to elbow our way to the exit door …   Словарь американских идиом

  • elbow one's way into — or[out of] {v. phr.} To force entry into a place by using one s elbows. * /The bus was so crowded that, in order to get off in time, we had to elbow our way to the exit door./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • elbow one's way into — or[out of] {v. phr.} To force entry into a place by using one s elbows. * /The bus was so crowded that, in order to get off in time, we had to elbow our way to the exit door./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Elbow — El bow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elbowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Elbowing}.] To push or hit with the elbow, as when one pushes by another. [1913 Webster] They [the Dutch] would elbow our own aldermen off the Royal Exchange. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] {To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elbow — El bow, v. i. 1. To jut into an angle; to project or to bend after the manner of an elbow. [1913 Webster] 2. To push rudely along; to elbow one s way. Purseproud, elbowing Insolence. Grainger. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • way — n. path, route 1) to blaze, clear, pave, prepare; smoothe the way for (to pave the way for reform) 2) to take the (easy) way (out of a difficult situation) 3) to lead; point, show the way 4) to edge; elbow; fight; force; hack; jostle; make;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • elbow — /el boh/, n. 1. the bend or joint of the human arm between upper arm and forearm. 2. the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped. See diag. under horse. 3. something bent like an elbow, as a sharp turn in a road or river, or a piece of …   Universalium

  • elbow — I n. 1) a tennis elbow ( an elbow that hurts because of excessive exercise ) 2) at smb. s elbow ( close to smb. ) II v. (d; intr., tr.) to elbow through (to elbow one s way through a crowd) * * * [ elbəʊ] a tennis elbow ( an elbow that hurts… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • elbow — el•bow [[t]ˈɛl boʊ[/t]] n. 1) anat. zool. the bend or joint of the human arm between the upper arm and forearm 2) anat. zool. the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped 3) something bent like an elbow, as a piece of pipe bent at an… …   From formal English to slang

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