Synonyms of muscle


1. muscle, musculus, contractile organ, contractor

usage: one of the contractile organs of the body

2. muscle, muscular tissue, animal tissue

usage: animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells

3. muscleman, muscle, bully, tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbo

usage: a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard; "the drug lord had his muscleman to protect him"

4. muscle, authority, authorization, authorisation, potency, dominance, say-so

usage: authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way); "the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign"

5. brawn, brawniness, muscle, muscularity, sinew, heftiness, strength

usage: possessing muscular strength


1. muscle, pass, go through, go across

usage: make one's way by force; "He muscled his way into the office"

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Definition and meaning of muscle (Dictionary)