Phrasal Verbs Using 'Muscle'

Muscle in

Become involved in something when your involvement is not wanted

Example:We tried to exclude him of the committee, but he MUSCLED IN.

Muscle in on

Become involved in something despite opposition to your involvement

Example:She MUSCLED IN ON the deal even though we wanted to do it without her.

Muscle into

Become involved even though there is opposition to your involvement

Example:They are MUSCLING INTO our market and there is very little we can do to stop them.

Muscle out

Use power, contacts, etc, to force someone out

Example:They used their contacts in local government to MUSCLE the competitors OUT.