left, right
dislocated, fractured
pitching, throwing (both in baseball)
lean, place, rest

He rested one elbow on the wall as he spoke.

lean on, prop yourself up on, raise yourself up on

She opened her eyes and propped herself up on one elbow to look at him.

catch, grasp, take

He caught her elbow to steady her.

jab, slam (esp. AmE), thrust

She thrust her elbow into her attacker's face.

bend, flex
extend, straighten
bang, hit

I banged my elbow on the table as I got up.

dislocate, fracture, injure

Extend your arms without locking your elbows.

joint, ligament
pain, problem

The office cubicles give you hardly any elbow room.

above the elbow
at your elbow

A voice at my elbow said, ‘Please sit down!’

below the elbow

The whole of his arm below the elbow was badly burned.

beneath your elbow, under your elbow

She slid a hand under his elbow to guide him.

by the elbow

He took his guest by the elbow and steered him in the direction of the bar.

on one elbow

He raised himself on one elbow and looked at the bedside clock.

be up to your elbows in sth

He was up to his elbows in hot water.

the crook of your elbow

She was cradling a small bundle in the crook of her elbow.

dig your elbow into sb's ribs

She dug her elbow into Jim's ribs to remind him not to give the secret away.

rub elbows with sb (figurative, AmE)

He had been rubbing elbows with celebrities.

Elbow is used with these nouns as the object: ↑way

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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