Meaning of NECK in English

NECK

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a crick in your back/neck

He was getting a crick in his neck from leaning out of the window for so long.

cowl neck

craned his neck

He craned his neck above the crowd to get a better view.

crew neck

knee/neck/hip/elbow etc joint

a permanently damaged knee joint

neck/back/knee brace (= a brace that supports the neck etc )

He was being fitted for a back brace.

paralysed from the neck/chest/waist down

polo neck

a polo-neck sweater

put yourself/your neck on the line (for sb) (= risk something bad happening to you )

I’ve already put myself on the line for you once, and I’m not going to do it again.

risk...neck (= risk my life )

I’m not going to risk my neck just to save a common criminal.

scoop neck

stiff neck/back/joint etc

Alastair woke with a stiff neck.

the...nape of...neck

the soft warm nape of her neck

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

long

The ostrich, anxious to join in the fun again, craned his long neck well forward over the boundary fence.

The older woman had a lean face, a long neck , and an aquiline nose.

Show your legs at every opportunity Or your upper arms, your long neck or be taken in by fashion.

I held Ellie in my peripheral vision, watching her long neck and the swell of her chest from across the room.

Her oval face with its large dark eyes and high forehead was set on a long , graceful neck .

Her Dose is slender, aquiline, her long neck elegant, chin delicate.

Use the remaining marzipan to model a head with a long neck .

I stare at them and see her beautiful body, her long , slender neck and arms.

open

It had been split open from neck to crotch.

He was wearing an open neck designer type long sleeve shirt and dark trousers.

Her silk blouse is open at the neck , showing two strands of pearls.

There was no tie, but a dark red silk scarf was tucked into the open neck of the shirt.

Above the open neck of his white cotton shirt, a few dark hairs curled.

round

Design: round neck , long sleeve top and long johns, women's and men's designs available.

With its pretty round neck , softly padded shoulders and front-pocket detail, it looks great worn with a skirt or trousers.

A simple round neck style with wrist length sleeves it makes the perfect foil for a favourite scarf or piece of jewellery.

A Crêpe-de-chine T-Top blouse with cap sleeves and a round neck bound in self cloth.

For a round neck , join one shoulder seam before estimating.

For a round neck , the band can be single or double thickness but a V-neck band can only be single thickness.

She had tried to soften the effect of long sleeves and a high round neck with a pair of pearl stud earrings.

Knit two rows and bind off for a round neck or cast off for a V-neck.

stiff

The stiff neck is a way of controlling feeling as are the rigid shoulders and the pulled-in gut.

Rarely, a subarachnoid bleed can present with high fever, stiff neck , and headache masquerading as meningitis.

Sore throat with swollen glands and a stiff neck .

In the morning he woke up with a painful stiff neck .

A stiff neck for a few weeks after a bump was tolerated in the past.

Can you watch television without getting a stiff neck ?

She was suffering from a stiff neck which gave her pain whenever she turned her head.

Other signs of tension and fear are a tight mouth, stiff neck , and flared nostrils.

■ NOUN

injury

Several congressmen went home with black eyes and serious neck injuries .

Lancashire will make a late fitness check on Orrell hooker Neil Hitchen, who is recovering from a neck injury .

Those taken to hospital were suffering from neck injuries caused by whiplash.

Mr Quinn, 55, suffered 33 rib fractures, serious damage to internal organs and severe head and neck injuries .

The lorry driver suffered serious leg and neck injuries .

Pilot Stephen Grey was unhurt apart from a minor neck injury which hospitalised him for a short period.

maple

A neat touch is the central laminate of the maple necks .

The maple neck has 22 frets inlaid in a rosewood fingerboard.

muscle

At the same time she could feel her neck muscles being strained.

Surgical therapy has been attempted by section of various neck muscles or the accessory nerve.

Gosse had been watching all in silence, his jaw clenched, his neck muscles taut.

Tony smiled and without moving his left knee dodged the blows, his torso jinking, neck muscles popping.

Francesca's neck muscles tensed every time she took a breath and her nostrils dilated.

The high rate of acceleration strained her neck muscles .

This exercise relaxes the neck muscles and relieves tension.

We stood there a long time watching, heads tipped back, neck muscles beginning to ache.

■ VERB

break

Diane 37 broke her neck in a fall from a horse and it was feared she might never walk again.

The star of nearly 400 Western movies lay dead of a broken neck .

This was where Jackson's enemies needed to break the neck of his campaign.

I thought I was going to break my neck before I ever hit the ground.

Tolby said nothing about Arabella because Lorton threatened to break his neck if he did.

He yelled at us when we ran downstairs, believing we would fall and break our necks and die on the landing.

Eventually, Lennie's strength becomes too much for him, and he breaks a woman's neck accidentally.

Then 4 seasons ago, he broke his neck in a club game.

breathe

As they rounded the last corner the leaders had the main field breathing down their necks .

At last Nahat was up against the backdrop with the spotlight breathing down his neck .

It was a troubled film, directed by Sam Peckinpah who constantly had the Columbia Studio brass breathing down his neck .

To have some one breathing down your neck in your senior year is not a happy prospect.

I've got Rawlinson breathing down my neck already, as well as brigade orders every day.

Some of us need bosses and editors breathing fire down our necks .

Labour and the Liberal Democrats are breathing down his neck .

To shoot birdies like that with Nicklaus breathing down your neck - - twice!

crane

The ostrich, anxious to join in the fun again, craned his long neck well forward over the boundary fence.

By craning his neck , Gao Yang caught a glimpse of sky through a fork in the branches.

The rest of the audience cranes its collective neck to spot the guilty party.

A boy pushed his head through the opening and craned his neck to see into the room.

A small crowd had gathered, craning their necks towards David, and muttering.

I say, craning my neck from the corner.

They stood in a tight bunch and craned their necks to see what was causing the commotion.

Grover craned his solid neck up, then down.

hang

A jade-green pendant on a chain was hanging around her neck .

It comes with a gold medal that kids can hang around their necks .

They shuffled forward in a dazed manner holding hands, their labels hanging round their necks .

From time to time, she fingered the heart pendant and religious medallion that now hang around her neck .

Harrison didn't exactly avoid us, but he made it clear that we were not to hang around his neck .

Rincewind looked down at the iconograph, still hanging around his neck .

I certainly don't want you hanging around my neck , if that's what's worrying you.

But don't underestimate the impact of the sartorial noose that hangs around your neck .

hung

His badge of office, a large gold key, hung round his neck on a silk ribbon.

The deer had cooled and now hung disrobed, its neck taught, snout averted as though having heard its name.

She wore a flowered smock, and her spectacles hung round her neck on a cord.

Her spectacles still hung from her neck .

When I climbed the magnolia I'd hung it round my neck for safety.

It hung from my neck secured by a length of dressing-gown cord.

Every morning the monocle is hung round my neck and remains there until bedtime.

Her hand strayed to the key that hung around her neck .

kiss

He murmured small endearments as he kissed her neck and nuzzled her ears.

For Norricker walked behind her and kissed her on the neck and shoulders.

I let him loosen my tie and kiss my neck .

After emerging from customs he dropped his bags, took his woman by the waist and hungrily kissed her mouth and neck .

Jay penned her in, one hand on each arm rest and kissed her neck .

She kissed him on the neck .

risk

It is years since I risked my neck .

On another occasion Moore, notoriously edgy about risking his neck , had to film with crocodiles in the Everglades.

With prize money declining, he laments that most of the time jump jockeys risk their necks for £150.

save

We then make the necessary economies and redundancies in their company, and save Sarah Chester's neck .

Did he give it to save his own neck ?

The coward choked out that you were still alive and hadn't been harmed, but it didn't save his neck .

That I tell lies, Fran, to save my neck ?

I find that totally objectionable from a Government who are shaping up to borrow and spend to save their necks .

stick

You don't have to stick your neck out in meetings.

The experts avoid sticking their own necks out.

He'd stuck his neck out all right, but not as much as he'd led Holman to believe.

She listened to his ideas, had even stuck her neck out to champion some of his more radical plans.

And many economists are reluctant to stick their necks out.

Let Bixby stick his neck out for once, he thought as he stared wearily at his folded hands.

So I have decided to stick my neck out and to make some predictions for the next 30 years.

I want to stick my neck out and help her.

stretch

People before have stretched their necks towards them, like you, wonder-gazing children not able to sleep.

His smallest robot is bigger than a man; the largest is two-stories high when it stretches its neck .

When the man stepped back he trotted, stretching his neck to the ground.

The chickens were walking around loose, stretching out their necks , pulling them back.

Habit of appearing to stand on tiptoe, stretching the neck .

Some held their chins high, stretching necks , their expressions agonized, like martyrs in paintings.

As it is, I've stretched my neck out by ordering a full alert in the West Country.

tie

I took the self-belt off the tunic and tied it around my neck in an exotic knot.

It seemed to be tied to his neck .

It was supplied in plastic bags, carefully wrapped up and tied at the neck with string.

The noose was tied around his neck and strung over the beam.

One end of a string was tied around the neck of each mouse and the other end to the truck.

A red silk scarf was tied around the bloated neck .

Or how about the model with four pastel fuzzy sweaters tied around neck , torso and waist?

wear

When big round collars came in these were worn outside the neck .

She attached a cord and started wearing them around her neck .

Some of them had plaited scraps of cloth in their long black hair and all wore beads around their necks .

You know the pendant she always wears round her neck , shaped like a heart?

He wore round his neck a scrimshaw on a silver chain.

He was wearing an open neck designer type long sleeve shirt and dark trousers.

The Fellowship wore medallions around their necks .

I have never worn Chunni over my head so I just wore it round my neck .

wring

No wonder he looked as if he wanted to wring her neck .

Alma was strong enough to continue wringing the live necks herself.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I'll wring sb's neck

When Dean gets home, I'm going to wring his neck.

a millstone round/around sb's neck

This particular heritage may be a millstone around the neck of scientific natural history.

an albatross (around your neck)

The project became a financial albatross for the city.

But what began as an enlightened innovation has become an albatross around the neck of the free enterprise system.

Their wingspan exceeds that of an albatross .

be a pain (in the neck)

Carla can be a pain sometimes, but she's been a good friend to me.

Everyone thinks he's a pain in the neck.

It's such a pain to have to drive downtown.

Little brothers are such a pain in the neck!

I hate the IVs, they hurt and are a pain .

I imagined myself traveling the world, giving succor wherever there was pain and suffering.

Instead all she could feel was pain .

Just the starting it is a pain and the tipping it to get it started is a pain.

She felt her strength returning, but there was pain in her eyes, chest and throat.

When I entered it, I was pained with the cold.

be breathing down sb's neck

I'm already really busy today, and now Paul's breathing down my neck saying he wants the Paris deal completed.

I can't work with you breathing down my neck.

We'd better start sending out those letters soon -- I've had the sales manager breathing down my neck about it all week.

He would be breathing down your neck all the time.

Labour and the Liberal Democrats are breathing down his neck.

Maybe the Assistant Commissioner's wife was breathing down Maxham's neck.

The staff is breathing down your neck.

by the scruff of the neck

It just caught me by the scruff of the neck and practically hammered my guts out.

One had hold of the other by the scruff of the neck and had fetched blood.

Three were dragged back on to the train and taken by the scruff of the neck from station to police car.

Your eyes narrow against the claws gripping you by the scruff of the neck until you let your hook of anger go.

put your head/neck on the block

rick your back/neck

save sb's skin/neck/bacon

stick your neck out

Look, I'll stick my neck out and say it'll be finished by tomorrow evening.

The evidence is good, but I won't stick my neck out until all the data is in.

And many economists are reluctant to stick their necks out.

He'd stuck his neck out all right, but not as much as he'd led Holman to believe.

I want to stick my neck out and help her.

It was a place for people who wanted to stick their necks out.

Let Bixby stick his neck out for once, he thought as he stared wearily at his folded hands.

She listened to his ideas, had even stuck her neck out to champion some of his more radical plans.

So I have decided to stick my neck out and to make some predictions for the next 30 years.

You don't have to stick your neck out in meetings.

wring sth's neck

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Bud wrapped a scarf around his neck .

My neck is so sore.

The neck 's too low on this shirt.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Butcher Tom picked her up, and I could see that her neck was broken.

Fairly large, long-necked, long-legged wading birds, habitually flying with neck outstretched: a useful distinction from herons.

Fifi and Carmencita watched while Mundin unwrapped the snake from around his neck and poked one end at his little sister.

If the resultant hollow in the neck is really severe it might require a form of heat treatment to rectify the situation.

The neck is made from maple, which was a surprise, because I was expecting mahogany.

Then you start fanning your tail feathers and puffing your neck in and out.

We chat about the lumbering, and the latest antics at Mount Blue, in my neck of the woods.

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a millstone round/around sb's neck

This particular heritage may be a millstone around the neck of scientific natural history.

an albatross (around your neck)

The project became a financial albatross for the city.

But what began as an enlightened innovation has become an albatross around the neck of the free enterprise system.

Their wingspan exceeds that of an albatross .

be a pain (in the neck)

Carla can be a pain sometimes, but she's been a good friend to me.

Everyone thinks he's a pain in the neck.

It's such a pain to have to drive downtown.

Little brothers are such a pain in the neck!

I hate the IVs, they hurt and are a pain .

I imagined myself traveling the world, giving succor wherever there was pain and suffering.

Instead all she could feel was pain .

Just the starting it is a pain and the tipping it to get it started is a pain.

She felt her strength returning, but there was pain in her eyes, chest and throat.

When I entered it, I was pained with the cold.

by the scruff of the neck

It just caught me by the scruff of the neck and practically hammered my guts out.

One had hold of the other by the scruff of the neck and had fetched blood.

Three were dragged back on to the train and taken by the scruff of the neck from station to police car.

Your eyes narrow against the claws gripping you by the scruff of the neck until you let your hook of anger go.

put your head/neck on the block

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Jemma found her friends necking in the back of the car.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He reverted to the stage of church camp necking.

On these drives, they usually end up parking somewhere, only to neck and stuff, according to Fifi.

Samantha starts necking Bob, and then starts necking me.

The two kids stayed by the doors, necking.

They went out in the backyard and necked with us.

We started necking on the sofa, and she undressed, and suggested the bedroom.

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