She craned her neck to see what was going on.
A giraffe is an animal with a very long neck.
He broke his neck in the accident.
He likes T-shirts with round necks.
He grabbed the neck of the bottle. Verb
The young lovers necked on the park bench.
They were necking in the corner of the room. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
The chunky plaid one here comes in nine different colors and can easily wrap around your neck several times.—Malia Griggs, Glamour, 24 Nov. 2023 The beauty of this tool is its neck, which can be positioned vertically or horizontally to make your styling experience a total breeze.—Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 24 Nov. 2023 According to a post on Facebook by the Humble Police Department, the woman, who is being accused of felony animal cruelty, is seen tying up a dog to a dumpster with a piece of orange cord around his neck.—Stepheny Price, Fox News, 23 Nov. 2023 The Ultimate Relaxation Turn any bath into a luxurious spa experience with this Bathtub Pillow that provides neck and back support with its soft 4D mesh fabric.—Mia Meltzer, Rolling Stone, 21 Nov. 2023 The treatment involves injecting an anesthetic into the stellate ganglion — a tangle of nerves in the neck that deliver signals to the head, neck, arms and upper chest.—Aria Bendix, NBC News, 20 Nov. 2023 Another third of that hundred and fifty pounds might be from the neck up—from his horns alone, which are as thick as old wisteria vines and have spiralled to form a sort of helmet.—David Sedaris, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2023 That lets blood collect in the upper body, triggering pressure sensors in your heart and the carotid vessels of your neck, which then send hormonal instructions to urinate more and decrease blood production.—Kim Tingley, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2023 And on the occasion of her 40th birthday, Chung stunned in a latex moment, wearing a black sleeveless mock neck dress with pink, full-length latex gloves.—Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 11 Nov. 2023
At Christmastime, Klansmen dressed as Santa Claus and puritanical vigilantes smashed speakeasies and harassed young men and women found necking in their cars.—Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, 7 June 2023 The 7mm-08 is just the 308 Win. necked down.—Ron Spomer, Outdoor Life, 11 Apr. 2023 Made of flexible raffia, J.Crew’s best-selling wide-brim hat nails the classic, semi-floppy sun hat look while being totally functional, too — the brim gave my face and neck full sun coverage.—Kayla Becker, Travel + Leisure, 6 Mar. 2023 Fonda, Tomlin, Field and Moreno chatted about everything from the aging process to neck problems to sports stats after the screening.—Malina Saval, Variety, 7 Jan. 2023 Non-electric scalp massagers can be used when applying shampoo or conditioner, while electronic models are typically used outside of the shower, and can often be used on your feet or neck too.—Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 14 Dec. 2022 The rookie fifth-round pick played 40 defensive snaps in his NFL debut despite having missed the entire spring, training camp and preseason to neck surgery.—Dallas News, 16 Nov. 2022 If your loved on has been experiencing back or neck pain due to their old mattress, a mattress topper may be the perfect gift.—Deirdre Mundorf, Discover Magazine, 16 Nov. 2021 Relieve back and neck pain and improve your posture.—Mark Stock, Men's Health, 22 Nov. 2022 See More
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Middle English nekke, from Old English hnecca; akin to Old High German hnac nape
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)