Definition of give (someone) the elbowBritish, informal
- She gave her boyfriend the elbow after he lied to her.
: to make a present of
: to grant or bestow by formal action
: to accord or yield to another
: capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility
: the ability of a material to bend or stretch
: some person : somebody
: the joint of the human arm
: a corresponding joint in the anterior limb of a lower vertebrate
: something (such as macaroni or an angular pipe fitting) resembling an elbow
: to push with the elbow : jostle
: to shove aside by pushing with or as if with the elbow
: to force (one's way) by pushing with or as if with the elbow
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