Muscle vs Crispation - What's the difference?
As an adjective muscle
is muscled, muscly, muscular.
As a verb muscle
As a noun crispation is
the act or process of curling, or the state of being curled.
(uncountable) A contractile form of tissue which animals use to effect movement.
(countable) An organ composed of muscle tissue.
- Muscle consists largely of actin and myosin filaments.
- His brow and hair and the palms of his hands were wet, and there was a kind of nervous contraction of his muscles . They seemed to ripple and string tense.
(uncountable, usually plural) A well-developed physique, in which the muscles are enlarged from exercise.
* 2008 , Lou Schuler, "Foreward", in'' Nate Green, ''Built for Show , page xii
- You, Boxer, the very day that those great muscles of yours lose their power, Jones will sell you to the knacker
(uncountable, figurative) Strength, force.
* 2010 , Adam Quinn, US Foreign Policy in Context , page 81
- The fact that I was middle-aged, bald, married, and raising girls instead of chasing them didn't really bother me. Muscles are cool at any age.
* 2013 , John D. MacDonald, The Long Lavender Look , page 15
- The lesson to be drawn from the events of 1914, to Roosevelt's mind, was that civilization needed muscle to defend it, not just solemn words.
(uncountable, figurative) Hired strongmen or bodyguards.
* 1985 — , The Infinity Doctors , p 34
- It was going to take muscle to pluck Miss Agnes out of the canal.
- It was easy enough to dodge him, let him crash into the floorboards. Peltroc knew that his priority was the leader, not the hired muscle .
* beer muscles
* cardiac muscle
* gym muscles
* involuntary muscle
* make a muscle
* muscle boy
* muscle car
* muscle dysmorphia
* muscle in on
* muscle relaxant
* muscle shirt
* muscle tone
* muscle up
* muscled up
* skeletal muscle
* smooth muscle
* voluntary muscle
To use force to make progress, especially physical force.
* 1988', Steve Holman, "Christian Conquers Columbus", '''' ' 47 (6): 28-34.
- He muscled his way through the crowd.
- Hensel and Wilson hit a series of leg shots simultaneously as Christian muscles between them with Quinn right on his heels.
The act or process of curling, or the state of being curled.
A slight twitch of a muscle.
* Francis Bacon
- Few men can look down from a great height without creepings and crispations .