[ US /ˈɛɫˌboʊɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ˈɛlbə‍ʊɪŋ/ ]
  1. jostling with the elbows
    elbowing is a foul in basketball
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How To Use elbowing In A Sentence

  • The grilled calamari was much better, although our waiter forgot the crucial lemon wedge and had to go elbowing back through the crowd to retrieve it.
  • Which is a safe choice, but hardly the point of a festival about elbowing the creative boundaries a little.
  • The story was on the front page, elbowing aside the peace talks.
  • Janey sing-songed, elbowing me in hopes of a happier response.
  • A plucky schoolboy fought off a robber who tried to steal his sweet money by elbowing him in the stomach.
  • Logan pushed his way through the crowd, elbowing people left and right.
  • Which means I'm on a mission: elbowing my way past strangers, zig-zagging between cars, even occasionally breaking into a uncharacteristically moderately paced stroll.
  • So do the shadows and the sunshine wander, elbowing into one another on the moor, and so does the glance of smiling foliage soothe the austerity of crag and scaur. Mary Anerley
  • Wouldn't it be interesting if the organisation and the referees get really tough on the pulling, dragging and elbowing that passes for football.
  • Add to that the speeding fine and a five-match ban for elbowing an opponent.
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