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

Translation of muscle in Italian:

noun

  • 1 (in arm, leg etc.) calf muscles
    muscoli del polpaccio
    stomach muscles
    (muscoli) addominali
    without moving a muscle don't move a muscle!
    non muoverti!
    before n (exercise, relaxant)
    per i muscoli
    (fatigue, injury, tissue)
    muscolare
  • 3 (clout) financial, military muscle
    potenza finanziaria, militare
    they have no muscle
    non hanno potere
    we have the muscle to compete with these firms
    siamo abbastanza forti da poter competere con queste aziende
    to give muscle to
    dare forza a (argument, threat)

also: -muscled adjective in composti

transitive verb

  • to muscle one's way into something
    imporsi con la forza in (discussion)
    farsi largo con la forza in (room)

Phrasal verbs

muscle in

[informal]
immischiarsi (on in)
to muscle in on somebody's territory
sconfinare sul territorio di qualcuno

Definition of muscle in:

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