strain one's neck

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Definition of strain one's neck

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

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“Strain one's neck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strain%20one%27s%20neck. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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