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Etymology

From French muscle, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] mūsculus (little mouse), because of the mouselike appearance of some muscles.

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Noun

Singular
muscle

Plural
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muscle ({{{1}}})
  1. (uncountable) A contractile form of tissue which animals use to effect movement.
    Muscle consists largely of actin and myosin filaments.
  2. (countable) An organ composed of muscle tissue.
    The muscles in his legs strained under the load.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Strength.
    It took a lot of muscle to move the boulders.
  4. (uncountable) Hired strongmen or bodyguards.
    • 1985Lance Parkin, The Infinity Doctors, p 34
      It was easy enough to dodge him, let him crash into the floorboards. Peltroc knew that his priority was the leader, not the hired muscle.

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Verb

Infinitive
to muscle

Third person singular
muscl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to muscle (third-person singular simple present muscl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To use force to make progress.

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French

Etymology

Latin musculus, literally ‘little mouse’.

Pronunciation

Noun

muscle m. (plural muscles)

  1. muscle (contractile tissue, strength)

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