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British English: /ˈɛlbəʊ/
American English: /ˈɛlˌboʊ/

Translation of elbow in French:


  • (all contexts) to lean on one's elbows
    être accoudé
    at somebody's elbow
    à portée de main
    to wear something through at the elbows
    percer or trouer quelque chose aux coudes
    there is an elbow in the pipe
    le tuyau est coudé

transitive verb

  • to elbow somebody in the stomach
    donner un coup de coude dans l'estomac de quelqu'un
    to elbow somebody aside ou out of the way
    écarter quelqu'un du coude or d'un coup de coude

intransitive verb

  • to elbow through something
    jouer des coudes à travers quelque chose
    to elbow (one's way) forward
    avancer en jouant des coudes


more power to your/his etc elbow

(British English)
je te/lui souhaite bien du courage [informal]

to be out at (the) elbow(s)

être loqueteux
être miteux

to be up to the elbows in something

être dans quelque chose jusqu'au cou

to bend the ou an elbow

lever le coude [informal]

to give somebody the elbow

se débarrasser de quelqu'un

to rub elbows with somebody

[informal] (American English)
fréquenter quelqu'un

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