Meaning of MUSCLE in English

MUSCLE

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ hard , powerful , strong

▪ taut , tense , tight

▪ relaxed

▪ smooth

▪ lean , ripped , toned

▪ bulging , rippling

▪ cramped

I walked up and down the aisle to stretch my cramped ~s.

▪ pulled , strained , torn

▪ aching , sore , stiff , tired

▪ abdominal , arm , calf , facial , heart , thigh , etc.

▪ skeletal

VERB + MUSCLE

▪ clench , contract , flex , pump , squeeze , tense , tighten

He flexed his ~s, then set off to run.

▪ loosen , relax

Learn how to relax tense ~s.

▪ control

▪ soothe

▪ stretch

▪ exercise , train , use , work

▪ build , gain , strengthen , tone

diet supplements to build ~

▪ sculpt

Lifting weights sculpts ~.

▪ damage , exhaust , fatigue , injure , overload , weaken

▪ pull , strain , tear

I laughed so hard I almost pulled a ~.

▪ knead , massage

▪ activate , stimulate

▪ paralyse/paralyze

MUSCLE + VERB

▪ ache , burn , hurt

▪ cramp

▪ strain

▪ clench , contract , flex , stiffen , tense , tighten

▪ go limp , loosen , relax , slacken

▪ stretch

▪ quiver , ripple , tremble , twitch

His ~s rippled beneath his T-shirt as he worked.

▪ bulge

▪ move , work

▪ control sth

the ~s controlling speech production

▪ protest , scream

Suddenly my sore ~s protested and I let out a groan.

MUSCLE + NOUN

▪ cell , fibre/fiber , tissue

▪ mass

▪ group

▪ function

▪ activity

▪ ache , cramp , damage , disease , fatigue , pain , paralysis , soreness , stiffness , strain , weakness

▪ loss , wasting

▪ contraction , relaxation , spasm , tension , twitch

▪ definition , tone

▪ size

▪ endurance , strength

▪ repair

▪ gain , growth

▪ building

▪ builder

▪ boy , man (usually muscleman ) , mary ( BrE , informal )

▪ shirt ( AmE ), tee ( AmE ), T-shirt

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ in

The ~s in my face tensed.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .