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muscle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of muscle

  1. 1 muscular strength I'm going to need someone with real muscle to help me move all this furniture Synonyms of muscle beef, brawn, main, thew Words Related to muscle force, might, potency, power, puissance, sinew; energy, vigor Near Antonyms of muscle impotence, impotency, weakness; debilitation, debility, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity

  2. 2 the ability to exert effort for the accomplishment of a task at the time the military lacked the muscle to fight two wars at once Synonyms of muscle energy, firepower, force, horsepower, might, power, potence, potency, puissance, sinew, strength, vigorWords Related to muscle aptitude, capability, capacity, competence, competency; adequacy, effectiveness, effectualness, usefulnessNear Antonyms of muscle disability, inability, inaptitude, incapability, incapableness, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency; ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficacy, uselessness; helplessness, paralysisAntonyms of muscle impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness


muscle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of muscle

  1. 1 to cause (a person) to give in to pressure he was muscled out of command by his opponents at military headquarters Synonyms of muscle blackjack, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, drive, impel, impress, make, force, obligate, oblige, press, pressure, sandbagWords Related to muscle browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cow, hector, intimidate; blackmail, high-pressure, menace, shame, terrorize, threaten; drag; badger, harass, houndNear Antonyms of muscle allow, let, permit; argue, convince, induce, move, persuade, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)

  2. 2 to force one's way muscling straight through the packed crowd of people waiting to board the ship Synonyms of muscle bore, bull, bulldoze, crash, elbow, jam, jostle, press, push, shoulder, squeezeWords Related to muscle ram, shove, thrust



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