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British English: /ˈmʌs(ə)l/
American English: /ˈməsəl/

Translation of muscle in German:


  • 1
    Muskel, der
    not move a muscle
    sich nicht rühren
  • 2
    (tissue) Muskeln Pl.
    be all muscle
    nur aus Muskeln bestehen
  • 3 (muscular power)
    Muskeln Pl.
    [figurative] (force, power, influence) Stärke, die
    have financial muscle
    finanzkräftig od. -stark sein
    [finanziell] potent sein
    have industrial muscle
    eine leistungsfähige Industrie haben

intransitive verb

  • muscle ˈin
    sich hineindrängen (on in) + Akk.
    they're muscling in on our market
    sie machen sich auf unserem Markt breit [colloquial]
    you're muscling in [on my territory]
    du kommst mir ins Gehege

Definition of muscle in:

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