动词过去式:elbowed 过去分词:elbowed 现在分词:elbowing 第三人称单数:elbows
1 (outer part of the) joint where the arm bends 肘; 肘部
*He sat with his elbows on the table. 他双肘支在桌上坐着. =>illus at human 见human之插图.
2 part of the sleeve of a coat, jacket, etc which covers this （衣服的）肘部
*a jacket patched at the elbows 肘部打补丁的夹克.
3 sharp bend in a pipe, chimney, etc that is shaped like an elbow （形状似肘的）管子, 烟囱等的弯处; 弯管; 弯头.
4 (idm 习语) at one's `elbow very near; within reach 非常近; 可够得着. give sb/get the `elbow (infml 口) (cause sb to) be dismissed or rejected （使某人）被排斥或被拒绝
*She gave me the elbow when she started going out with Roger. 她开始与罗杰外出约会, 就把我撇开了. more power to sb's elbow => power. not know one's arse from one's elbow => know. out at (the) `elbows
(a) (of a garment) old and full of holes （指衣服）捉襟见肘的.
(b) (of a person) in old shabby clothes; badly dressed （指人）穿破旧衣服的, 衣衫褴褛的.
v (phr v) elbow sb out of the way/aside push sb to one side with the elbows 用肘将某人推到一边
*He elbowed me out of the way. 他用肘部把我挤到一边. elbow one's way into, through, etc (sth) force (one's way) in a specified direction by using one's elbows 用肘朝某一方向强行开路
*He elbowed his way through the crowd. 他用肘开路, 从人群中挤出.
* She elbowed her way forward. 她用肘开路向前走.
the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow
1. Someone is always at my elbow reminding me that I am the granddaughter of slaves. It fails to register depression with me. 身边总有人不断提醒我自己是个奴隶的后代，但这并没有使我沮丧。
2. Stranger still, by moving her elbow over a child´s game of Lotto she was able to describe the figures and colours printed on it; 更为奇怪的是，她把肘部在儿童玩的"罗托"纸牌上移动一下，便能说出印在纸牌上的数字和颜色。
3. My hand held his elbow to steer him, but he stepped forward with no sign of hesitation or stoop, his shoulders squared, his head high, as though he were guiding me. 我用手搀着他的肘部给他领路，但他昂首挺胸地前行，没有丝毫的犹豫或屈从，好像是他在给我带路。