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crick

noun \ ˈkrik \

Definition of crick

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

Examples of crick in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of crick

Middle English cryk

crick Synonyms

Synonyms

charley horse, cramp, kink, spasm;

Related Words

contraction, jerk, pang, stitch, twinge, twitch;


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crick

verb

Definition of crick

cricked; cricking; cricks
1 : to cause a crick in
  • crick one's neck
2 : to turn or twist (something, such as one's head) especially into a strained position

Examples of crick in a Sentence

  1. He cricked his back sleeping on the sofa.

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First Known Use of crick

1850

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Crick

biographical name \ ˈkrik \

Definition of Crick

Francis Harry Compton 1916–2004 British biophysicist

CRICK Defined for English Language Learners

crick

Definition of crick for English Language Learners

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


crick

Definition of crick for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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crick

noun \ ˈkrik \

medical Definition of crick

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

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crick

transitive verb

medical Definition of crick

: to cause a crick in (as the neck)


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