Meaning of ELBOW in English
I. el ‧ bow 1 /ˈelbəʊ $ -boʊ/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Language: Old English ; Origin: elboga ]
1 . the joint where your arm bends
2 . the part of a shirt etc that covers your elbow
3 . elbow grease informal hard work and effort, especially when cleaning or polishing something
4 . give somebody the elbow British English informal to tell someone that you no longer like them or want them to work for you and that they should leave
5 . elbow room enough space in which to move easily:
There’s more elbow room in the restaurant since they extended it.
6 . a curved part of a pipe
⇨ rub elbows with somebody at ↑ rub 1 (5)
II. elbow 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive]
to push someone with your elbows, especially in order to move past them
elbow your way through/past/into etc something (=move through a group of people by pushing past them)
He elbowed his way to the bar and ordered a beer.
She pushed through the crowd, elbowing people out of the way.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012