Meaning of NECK in English
n. & v.
1. a the part of the body connecting the head to the shoulders. b the part of a shirt, dress, etc. round or close to the neck.
2 a something resembling a neck, such as the narrow part of a cavity or vessel, a passage, channel, pass, isthmus, etc. b the narrow part of a bottle near the mouth.
3 the part of a violin etc. bearing the finger-board.
4 the length of a horse's head and neck as a measure of its lead in a race.
5 the flesh of an animal's neck (neck of lamb).
6 Geol. solidified lava or igneous rock in an old volcano crater or pipe.
7 Archit. the lower part of a capital.
8 sl. impudence (you've got a neck, asking that).
1. intr. & tr. colloq. kiss and caress amorously.
2 a tr. form a narrowed part in. b intr. form a narrowed part.
Phrases and idioms:
get it in the neck colloq.
1. receive a severe reprimand or punishment.
2 suffer a fatal or severe blow. neck and neck running level in a race etc. neck of the woods colloq. a usu. remote locality. neck or nothing risking everything on success. up to one's neck (often foll. by in) colloq. very deeply involved; very busy.
necked adj. (also in comb.). necker n. (in sense 1 of v.). neckless adj.
Etymology: OE hnecca ult. f. Gmc
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012