Meaning of ELBOW in English
n. & v.
1. a the joint between the forearm and the upper arm. b the part of the sleeve of a garment covering the elbow.
2 an elbow-shaped bend or corner; a short piece of piping bent through a right angle.
--v.tr. (foll. by in, out, aside, etc.)
1. thrust or jostle (a person or oneself).
2 make (one's way) by thrusting or jostling.
Phrases and idioms:
at one's elbow close at hand. elbow-grease colloq. vigorous polishing; hard work. elbow-room plenty of room to move or work in. give a person the elbow colloq. send a person away; dismiss or reject a person. out at elbows
1. (of a coat) worn out.
2 (of a person) ragged, poor.
Etymology: OE elboga, elnboga, f. Gmc (as ELL, BOW(1))
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012