crick


1crick

noun \ˈkrik\

: a sudden pain especially in your neck or back that is caused by tight muscles

Full Definition of CRICK

:  a painful spasmodic condition of muscles (as of the neck or back)

Examples of CRICK

  1. <got a crick in my neck from sleeping while sitting up>

Origin of CRICK

Middle English cryk
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to CRICK

2crick

verb

: to develop a crick in (your neck or back)

Full Definition of CRICK

transitive verb
1
:  to cause a crick in (as the neck)
2
:  to turn or twist (as the head) especially into a strained position

Examples of CRICK

  1. He cricked his back sleeping on the sofa.

First Known Use of CRICK

1884

Crick

biographical name \ˈkrik\

Definition of CRICK

Francis Harry Compton 1916–2004 British biophysicist

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