strain one's neck

Definition of strain one's neck

  1. :  to lift one's head as high as possible by stretching one's neck People were straining their necks to see the fight.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  lineage, ancestry

    :  a group of presumed common ancestry with clear-cut physiological but usually not morphological distinctions

    :  a specified infraspecific group (such as a stock, line, or ecotype)

  1. :  to draw tight :  cause to fit firmly

    :  to stretch to maximum extension and tautness

    :  to exert (oneself, one's senses, etc.) to the utmost

  1. :  an act of straining or the condition of being strained: such as

    :  bodily injury from excessive tension, effort, or use

    :  one resulting from a wrench or twist and involving undue stretching of muscles or ligaments

  1. :  the part of an animal that connects the head with the body

    :  the siphon of a bivalve mollusk (such as a clam)

    :  the part of a garment that covers or is next to the neck

  1. :  to kiss and caress amorously

    :  to reduce in diameter

    :  to engage in amorous kissing and caressing

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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