Meaning of SHOULDER in English

SHOULDER

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

Your ~s are between your neck and the tops of your arms.

She led him to an armchair, with her arm round his ~...

He glanced over his ~ and saw me watching him.

N-COUNT: oft poss N

2.

The ~s of a piece of clothing are the parts that cover your ~s.

...extravagant fashions with padded ~s.

N-COUNT

3.

When you talk about someone’s problems or responsibilities, you can say that they carry them on their ~s.

No one suspected the anguish he carried on his ~s...

N-PLURAL: poss N

4.

If you ~ the responsibility or the blame for something, you accept it.

He has had to ~ the responsibility of his father’s mistakes...

= accept

VERB: V n

5.

If you ~ something heavy, you put it across one of your ~s so that you can carry it more easily.

The rest of the group ~ed their bags, gritted their teeth and set off...

VERB: V n

6.

If you ~ someone aside or if you ~ your way somewhere, you push past people roughly using your ~.

The policemen rushed past him, ~ing him aside...

She could do nothing to stop him as he ~ed his way into the house...

He ~ed past Harlech and opened the door.

VERB: V n with aside , V way prep/adv, V past/through n

7.

A ~ is a joint of meat from the upper part of the front leg of an animal.

...~ of lamb.

N-VAR

8.

see also cold-~ , hard ~

9.

If someone offers you a ~ to cry on or is a ~ to cry on, they listen sympathetically as you talk about your troubles.

Roland sometimes saw me as a ~ to cry on.

PHRASE: usu PHR after v

10.

If you say that someone or something stands head and ~s above other people or things, you mean that they are a lot better than them.

The two candidates stood head and ~s above the rest...

PHRASE: PHR above n

11.

If two or more people stand ~ to ~, they are standing next to each other, with their ~s touching.

They fell into step, walking ~ to ~ with their heads bent against the rain...

PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR

12.

If people work or stand ~ to ~, they work together in order to achieve something, or support each other.

They could fight ~-to-~ against a common enemy...

PHRASE: usu v PHR

13.

a chip on one’s ~: see chip

to rub ~s with: see rub

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