muscle-bound
adjective Date: 1879 1. having some of the muscles tense and enlarged and of impaired elasticity sometimes as a result of excessive exercise 2. lacking in flexibility ; rigid

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  • muscle-bound — (adj.) 1879, from MUSCLE (Cf. muscle) (n.) + bound, pp. of BIND (Cf. bind) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • muscle-bound — [mus′əlbound΄] adj. 1. having some of the muscles enlarged and less elastic, as from too much exercise 2. not flexible or adaptive; rigid * * * …   Universalium

  • muscle-bound — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having over developed muscles …   English terms dictionary

  • muscle-bound — [mus′əlbound΄] adj. 1. having some of the muscles enlarged and less elastic, as from too much exercise 2. not flexible or adaptive; rigid …   English World dictionary

  • muscle-bound — adjective having stiff muscles as the result of excessive exercise he arrived accompanied by two muscle bound body guards • Similar to: ↑inflexible * * * ˈmuscle bound f19 [muscle bound] adjective having large stiff muscles …   Useful english dictionary

  • muscle-bound — ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as muscle bound, you mean that their muscles are well developed, usually in an unattractive way. ...a cartoon of a muscle bound woman standing victorious astride a prone male …   English dictionary

  • muscle-bound — {adj.} Having your muscles large, hard, and tight from too much exercising; having muscles so developed that you can hardly move. * /Bob was big and strong, but he was muscle bound, and Bill could beat him./ * /An athlete must train properly so… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • muscle-bound — {adj.} Having your muscles large, hard, and tight from too much exercising; having muscles so developed that you can hardly move. * /Bob was big and strong, but he was muscle bound, and Bill could beat him./ * /An athlete must train properly so… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • muscle-bound — adj Having your muscles large, hard, and tight from too much exercising; having muscles so developed that you can hardly move. Bob was big and strong, but he was muscle bound, and Bill could beat him. An athlete must train properly so as not to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • muscle-bound — Denoting a condition in which individual muscles are overdeveloped but dyssynergic in concerted action. * * * mus·cle bound məs əl .bau̇nd adj having some of the muscles tense and enlarged and of impaired elasticity sometimes as a result of… …   Medical dictionary

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