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crick 1

 (krĭk)
n.
A painful cramp or muscle spasm, as in the back or neck.
tr.v. cricked, crick·ing, cricks
To cause a painful cramp or muscle spasm in by turning or wrenching.

[Middle English crike.]

crick 2

 (krĭk)
n. Upper Northern & Western US
Variant of creek.. See Note at run.

crick

(krɪk)
n
(Physiology) a painful muscle spasm or cramp, esp in the neck or back
vb
(Physiology) (tr) to cause a crick in (the neck, back, etc)
[C15: of uncertain origin]

crick

(krɪk)
n
(Physical Geography) US and Canadian a dialect word for creek2

Crick

(krɪk)
n
(Biography) Francis Harry Compton. 1916–2004, English molecular biologist: helped to discover the helical structure of DNA; Nobel prize for physiology or medicine shared with James Watson and Maurice Wilkins 1962

crick1

(krɪk)

n.
1. a sharp, painful spasm of the muscles, as of the neck or back.
v.t.
2. to give a crick or wrench to (the neck, back, etc.).
[1400–50; late Middle English crikke, perhaps akin to crick2]

crick2

(krɪk)

n. Northern and Western U.S.

Crick

(krɪk)

n.
Francis Harry Compton, born 1916, English biophysicist: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1962.

crick


Past participle: cricked
Gerund: cricking

Imperative
crick
crick
Present
I crick
you crick
he/she/it cricks
we crick
you crick
they crick
Preterite
I cricked
you cricked
he/she/it cricked
we cricked
you cricked
they cricked
Present Continuous
I am cricking
you are cricking
he/she/it is cricking
we are cricking
you are cricking
they are cricking
Present Perfect
I have cricked
you have cricked
he/she/it has cricked
we have cricked
you have cricked
they have cricked
Past Continuous
I was cricking
you were cricking
he/she/it was cricking
we were cricking
you were cricking
they were cricking
Past Perfect
I had cricked
you had cricked
he/she/it had cricked
we had cricked
you had cricked
they had cricked
Future
I will crick
you will crick
he/she/it will crick
we will crick
you will crick
they will crick
Future Perfect
I will have cricked
you will have cricked
he/she/it will have cricked
we will have cricked
you will have cricked
they will have cricked
Future Continuous
I will be cricking
you will be cricking
he/she/it will be cricking
we will be cricking
you will be cricking
they will be cricking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cricking
you have been cricking
he/she/it has been cricking
we have been cricking
you have been cricking
they have been cricking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cricking
you will have been cricking
he/she/it will have been cricking
we will have been cricking
you will have been cricking
they will have been cricking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cricking
you had been cricking
he/she/it had been cricking
we had been cricking
you had been cricking
they had been cricking
Conditional
I would crick
you would crick
he/she/it would crick
we would crick
you would crick
they would crick
Past Conditional
I would have cricked
you would have cricked
he/she/it would have cricked
we would have cricked
you would have cricked
they would have cricked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crick - a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
2.Crick - English biochemist who (with Watson in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (1916-2004)
Verb1.crick - twist (a body part) into a strained position; "crick your neck"
twist - turn in the opposite direction; "twist one's head"

crick

(Informal)
noun
1. spasm, cramp, convulsion, twinge I've got a crick in my neck from looking up at the screen.
verb
1. rick, jar, wrench I cricked my back from sitting in the same position for too long.
Translations

crick

[krɪk]
A. N to have a crick in one's neck/backtener tortícolis/lumbago
B. VT to crick one's necktener tortícolis
to crick one's backtener un ataque de lumbago

crick

[ˈkrɪk] n (in back)tour m de reins
to have a crick in one's neck → avoir un torticolis

crick

n a crick in one’s neck/backein steifes Genick/ein steifer Rücken
vt to crick one’s neck/backsich (dat)ein steifes Genick/einen steifen Rücken zuziehen

crick

[krɪk]
1. n crick in the necktorcicollo
crick in the back → dolore m alla schiena
2. vt to crick one's neckprendere il torcicollo
to crick one's back → farsi male alla schiena
References in classic literature ?
I did get wet coming hither, and am sadly afraid that should I wade the water again I might get certain cricks and pains i' the joints that would mar my devotions for many a day to come.
A sort of crick was in my neck as I gazed up to the two remaining horns; yes, two of them, one for Queequeg, and one for me.
Jim warn't on his island, so I tramped off in a hurry for the crick, and crowded through the willows, red-hot to jump aboard and get out of that awful country.