Synonyms of elbow in English:

elbow


See definition of elbow

noun

1‘leaning on one's elbow’

SYNONYMS
arm joint, bend of the arm

2‘you need to fit a 15mm elbow to the end of the pipe’

SYNONYMS
bend, joint, curve, corner, angle, right angle, crook
technical flexure

verb

1‘she elbowed him out of the way’

SYNONYMS
push, push one's way, shove, shove one's way, force, force one's way, shoulder, shoulder one's way, jostle, jostle one's way, nudge, muscle, bulldoze, bludgeon one's way

Phrases

    elbow grease

    ‘homemade cleaners may require more elbow grease than commercial spray-and-wipe products’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    hard work, work, labour, toil, exertion, effort, slog, drudgery

    industry

    informal

    grind, sweat, donkey work, spadework

    British informal

    graft, fag

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    yakka

    archaic

    travail, moil

    give someone the elbow

    ‘200 staff have been given the elbow today’


    SYNONYMS

    dismiss, axe, give someone notice, make redundant, throw out, get rid of, lay off, let go, discharge

    sack, fire, kick out, boot out, give someone the sack, give someone the boot, give someone the bullet, give someone the heave-ho, give someone the old heave-ho, give someone the push, give someone their marching orders, show someone the door

    British

    give someone their cards