There are 2 definitions of crick in English:


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Pronunciation: /krɪk



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  • Twist or strain (one’s neck or back), causing painful stiffness: (as adjective cricked) he suffered a cricked neck during tackling practice
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    • Bees winger Peter Sutcliffe missed that tie three weeks ago after cricking his neck at his hotel breakfast table on the day of the match.
    • Harold said he couldn't get down comfortably to play shots because he cricked his neck a few days ago.
    • Another lady claimed she had cricked her neck because she was ‘shocked’ by a movement made by one of the centre's ‘human statues’.
    strain, sprain, pull, wrench, tear, twist, rick; injure, hurt, damage, impair


late Middle English: of unknown origin.

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