put some muscle into

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of put some muscle into

: to make a forceful effort into (doing something)
  • To clean that floor you have to put some muscle into it.

Word by Word Definitions

put play
  1. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

some play
  1. : being an unknown, undetermined, or unspecified unit or thing

  2. : being one, a part, or an unspecified number of something (such as a class or group) named or implied

  3. : being of an unspecified amount or number

  1. : one indeterminate quantity, portion, or number as distinguished from the rest

  2. : an indefinite additional amount

  1. : about

  2. : in some degree : somewhat

  3. : to some degree or extent : a little

  1. : characterized by a (specified) thing, quality, state, or action

  1. : group of (so many) members and especially persons

  1. : body

  2. : chromosome

muscle play
  1. : a body tissue consisting of long cells that contract when stimulated and produce motion

  2. : an organ that is essentially a mass of muscle tissue attached at either end to a fixed point and that by contracting moves or checks the movement of a body part

  3. : muscular strength : brawn

  1. : to move or force by or as if by muscular effort

  2. : to make one's way by brute strength or by force


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