American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having inelastic, overdeveloped muscles, usually as the result of excessive exercise.
- adj. Hindered by or as if by overdeveloped muscles.
- adj. Characterized by inflexibility; rigid.
- From muscle + bound "held" (Wiktionary)
“In those days, few football players lifted weights because it was considered vain and because they feared becoming "musclebound" and losing their speed.”
“I'm kind of musclebound, I guess, but I don't let that interfere with my quickness any.”
“Last Son's 65 minutes are packed with nostalgia for the musclebound superhero, the two high school kids who created him, and the way he inspired millions of Americans.”
“Until then, musclebound bodies were restricted to wrestlers and Arnold Schwarzenegger.”
“One is a standing military with plenty of airships, mecha, and musclebound space marines led by Miles Quaritch, played by Stephen Lang, who, it must be said, pulls of the one-dimensional Hollywood stereotype of the crazy, bigoted, violent marine probably better than anyone else could.”
“Coverdale, Matthew and the Bishops' all end with the slightly bathetic "henceforth", but Tyndale has the simpler "any more" albeit following the musclebound "neither shall they teach to war", a phrase turned around by everybody else into variants of "neither shall they learn to fight".”
“So I could exorcise my feelings of aggression and powerlessness by watching wrestling, where all disputes were ultimately settled through creative, highly entertaining faux violence played out by men as confident, mighty and musclebound as I wish I was.”
“Meanwhile, after glimpsing musclebound neurosurgeon Ian Beale in the shower, professional tennis star Dot Cotton will start to question whether or not he's secretly a government spy.”
“It was none other than the musclebound, world-renowned action superstar … Chris Klein?!”
“It is one of those musclebound pomp rock burgers that loom suddenly in poster form, bathed in golden light, vibrating with saliva-spurting power.”
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