Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Exhibition or representation of the muscles.
- v. present participle of muscle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Fine Arts), rare Exhibition or representation of the muscles.
“I like the term muscling, although that assumes that I have some muscles, HA Those six by six posts are heavy!”
“I like her Mom Goes to Juneau bio (except for the stuff about newly elected Mayor Palin muscling the local librarian a bit to consider banning some books).”
“Mugabe has said he would allow Commonwealth and EU observers, but the teams should not include any member from Britain, which has harshly criticised the Zimbabwe president for actions seen as increasingly autocratic, such as muscling through parliament a raft of legislation curbing civil liberties.”
“Even Saddam Hussein had left the staunchly independent Sunni tribes of Anbar pretty much to their own devices—mostly small-bore smuggling rackets—and the tribes did not appreciate al-Qaeda muscling into their turf, nor did they subscribe to its vision of a Taliban-style utopia.”
“But Nadal may already be muscling to the top, casting a tall shadow in his newly sensible shorts.”
“The trial commissioner's report accused Mr. Chesley of muscling into fen-phen litigation under way in Kentucky's Boone Circuit Court and strong-arming attorneys into sharing fees with him in exchange for his "expertise" in handling class actions.”
“Part of weight lifting is muscling the weight stacks on and off.”
“As for computing power - the number of calculations per second available in all of the computers in the world - that grew faster than even information storage, muscling ahead at an average annual growth rate of 58 percent over 21 years.”
“I want to make a pumpkin/honey dessert now ... on me: Continues to be yum, but the almond is muscling its way to the front.”
“It can take what United is calling a voluntary effort and transform it into standard practice across all public programs, muscling private health care insurers to follow suit and reduce spending across the board.”
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