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Synonyms of shoulder in English:


  • 1 he shouldered the burden
    take on (oneself), undertake, accept, assume;
    bear, carry
  • 2 another kid shouldered him aside
  • Phrases

    give the cold shoulder
    ever since Deke's party, Linnie has been giving me the cold shoulder
    snub, shun, ignore, rebuff, spurn, ostracize, cut out
    informal freeze out
    put one's shoulder to the wheel
    it's time to stop talking and start putting your shoulder to the wheel
    work hard, be diligent, be industrious, exert oneself
    shoulder to shoulder
  • 1.1 the regiment lined up shoulder to shoulder
    side by side, abreast, alongside (each other)
  • 2.1 he fought shoulder to shoulder with the others
    united, (working) together, jointly, in partnership, in collaboration, in cooperation, side by side, in alliance
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