Definition of rub elbows withUS, informal
- The awards dinner gave me the opportunity to rub elbows with some of today's greatest American poets.
: to move along the surface of a body with pressure : grate
: to fret or chafe with or as if with friction
: to cause discontent, irritation, or anger
: an unevenness of surface (as of the ground in lawn bowling)
: obstruction, difficulty
: something grating to the feelings (such as a gibe or harsh criticism)
: 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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