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Definitions and Synonyms of elbow grease | Another word for elbow grease | What is elbow grease?

Definition 1: use of physical or mental energy; hard work - [noun denoting act]

Samples where elbow grease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got an A for effort
  • they managed only with great exertion

Synonyms for elbow grease in the sense of this definition

(elbow grease is a kind of ...) productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

"his labor did not require a great deal of skill"

(... is a kind of elbow grease ) excessive exertion; so much exertion that discomfort or injury results

(... is a kind of elbow grease ) an effort above and beyond the call of duty

(... is a kind of elbow grease ) any effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal

(... is a kind of elbow grease ) a diligent effort

"it is a job requiring serious application"

(... is a kind of elbow grease ) a sustained effort

"it was a long pull but we made it"

(... is a kind of elbow grease ) the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit

"the doctor recommended regular exercise" "he did some exercising" "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"

(... is a kind of elbow grease ) an intense or violent exertion

(... is a kind of elbow grease ) the least effortful way to do something

(... is a kind of elbow grease ) an effort that is inconvenient

"I went to a lot of trouble" "he won without any trouble" "had difficulty walking" "finished the test only with great difficulty"

(... is a kind of elbow grease ) strenuous effort

"the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"

(... is a kind of elbow grease ) effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure

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