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neck

 (nĕk)
n.
1. Anatomy
a. The part of the body joining the head to the shoulders or trunk.
b. A narrow or constricted area of a bodily structure, as of a bone, that joins its parts; a cervix.
c. The part of a tooth between the crown and root.
2. The part of a garment around or near the neck.
3. A relatively narrow elongation, projection, or connecting part: a neck of land; the neck of a flask.
4. Music The narrow part along which the strings of an instrument extend to the pegs.
5. Printing See beard.
6. Geology Solidified lava filling the vent of an extinct volcano.
7. The siphon of a bivalve mollusk, such as a clam.
8. A narrow margin: won by a neck.
v. necked, neck·ing, necks
v.intr. Informal
To kiss and caress amorously.
v.tr.
To strangle or decapitate (a fowl).
Idioms:
neck and neck
So close that the lead between competitors is virtually indeterminable.
up to (one's) neck
Deeply involved or occupied fully: I'm up to my neck in paperwork.

[Middle English nekke, from Old English hnecca.]

neck′less adj.

neck

(nɛk)
n
1. (Anatomy) the part of an organism connecting the head with the rest of the body.
2. (Clothing & Fashion) the part of a garment around or nearest the neck
3. something resembling a neck in shape or position: the neck of a bottle.
4. (Anatomy) anatomy a constricted portion of an organ or part, such as the cervix of the uterus
5. (Physical Geography) a narrow or elongated projecting strip of land; a peninsula or isthmus
6. (Physical Geography) a strait or channel
7. (Instruments) the part of a violin, cello, etc, that extends from the body to the tuning pegs and supports the fingerboard
8. (Geological Science) a solid block of lava from the opening of an extinct volcano, exposed after erosion of the surrounding rock
9. (Botany) botany the upper, usually tubular, part of the archegonium of mosses, ferns, etc
10. (Horse Racing) the length of a horse's head and neck taken as an approximate distance by which one horse beats another in a race: to win by a neck.
11. informal a short distance, amount, or margin: he is always a neck ahead in new techniques.
12. informal impudence; audacity: he had the neck to ask for a rise.
13. (Architecture) architect the narrow band at the top of the shaft of a column between the necking and the capital, esp as used in the Tuscan order
14. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) another name for beard, on printer's type
15. break one's neck informal to exert oneself greatly, esp by hurrying, in order to do something
16. by the neck slang Irish and Scot (of a bottle of beer) served unpoured: give me two bottles of stout by the neck.
17. get it in the neck informal to be reprimanded or punished severely
18. neck and neck absolutely level or even in a race or competition
19. neck of the woods informal an area or locality: a quiet neck of the woods.
20. risk one's neck to take a great risk
21. informal
a. save one's neck to escape from a difficult or dangerous situation
b. save someone's neck to help someone else escape from such a situation
22. stick one's neck out informal to risk criticism, ridicule, failure, etc, by speaking one's mind
23. up to one's neck in deeply involved in: he's up to his neck in dodgy dealings.
vb
24. (intr) informal to kiss, embrace, or fondle someone or one another passionately
25. (tr) informal Brit to swallow (something, esp a drink): he's been necking pints all night.
[Old English hnecca; related to Old High German hnack, Old Irish cnocc hill]
ˈnecker n

neck

(nɛk)
n.
1. the part of the body that connects the head and the trunk.
2. the part of a garment encircling, partly covering, or closest to the neck; neckline.
3. the slender part near the top of a bottle, vase, or similar object.
4. the long, slender part of a violin or similar stringed instrument, extending from the body to the head.
5. any narrow, connecting, or projecting part suggesting a neck.
6. a narrow strip of land, as an isthmus.
7. a strait; channel.
8. a narrowed part of a bone, organ, or the like.
9. the slightly narrowed region of a tooth between the crown and the root.
10. the approximate length of a horse's head and neck, as indicating a margin of victory in a race.
12. the solidified lava or igneous rock filling a conduit leading either to a vent of an extinct volcano or to a laccolith.
v.i.
13. Informal. to embrace, kiss, and caress amorously.
v.t.
14. Informal. to embrace, kiss, and caress (someone) amorously.
15. to strangle or behead.
Idioms:
1. break one's neck, Informal. to make a great effort.
2. neck and neck, just even or very close: two horses crossing the finish line neck and neck.
[before 900; Middle English nekke, Old English hnecca, c. Dutch nek nape of neck; akin to German Nacken, nape of neck]
neck′er, n.

Neck

 

See Also: CHIN, CHEEKS, PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

  1. Adam’s apple bobbing like an eccentric toy —Robert Traver
  2. Adam’s apple bobbing like a fishing float —Andrew Kaplan
  3. Adam’s apple bobbing up and down like a prune seed in his throat —Calder Willingham
  4. Adam’s apple jumping up and down his throat like he got a ping-pong ball part way down and it got stuck —Carlos Baker
  5. The Adam’s apple of his thin, sinewy throat went up and down like a lift —Erich Maria Remarque
  6. The cords in his [a man who’s upset and angry] neck stick out like thumbs —Mary Hood
  7. Her neck is like a stately tower —Thomas Lodge
  8. Her neck rose [from folds of a shawl] like a column of slightly discolored Cararra marble —Arthur Train
  9. His Adam’s apple bulged so that when he drank it reminded Augustus of a snake with a frog stuck in its gullet —Larry McMurtry
  10. His Adam’s apple rippling up and down his skinny throat like a crazed mouse —James Crumley
  11. His Adam’s apple went up and down like an elevator —Cornell Woolrich
  12. Limp-necked like a faded daisy —Julia O’Faolain
  13. A long neck built like a tower —Colette
  14. The long, pale neck rising like a beam of light from his open shirt —Helen Hudson
  15. Neck … as a tower of ivory —The Holy Bible/Song of Solomon
  16. Neck as thick as a telephone pole —William Diehl
  17. Neck like a steel truss —Jonathan Valin
  18. Neck swiveled like a lazy susan —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  19. Neck … wrinkled like the wattles of some big bird —Anon

    See Also: WRINKLES

  20. The sinews of his neck … stood out like a cord of a hoist —Arthur Train
  21. The skin of his neck, flabby and wrinkled like a turkey’s cockscomb —Romain Gary
  22. Thin neck like a goose —Jilly Cooper
  23. Two rings of age on her neck looked like a cheap necklace —V. S. Pritchett
  24. The veins in his thin white neck stood out like cords —Leo Tolstoy

neck


Past participle: necked
Gerund: necking

Imperative
neck
neck
Present
I neck
you neck
he/she/it necks
we neck
you neck
they neck
Preterite
I necked
you necked
he/she/it necked
we necked
you necked
they necked
Present Continuous
I am necking
you are necking
he/she/it is necking
we are necking
you are necking
they are necking
Present Perfect
I have necked
you have necked
he/she/it has necked
we have necked
you have necked
they have necked
Past Continuous
I was necking
you were necking
he/she/it was necking
we were necking
you were necking
they were necking
Past Perfect
I had necked
you had necked
he/she/it had necked
we had necked
you had necked
they had necked
Future
I will neck
you will neck
he/she/it will neck
we will neck
you will neck
they will neck
Future Perfect
I will have necked
you will have necked
he/she/it will have necked
we will have necked
you will have necked
they will have necked
Future Continuous
I will be necking
you will be necking
he/she/it will be necking
we will be necking
you will be necking
they will be necking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been necking
you have been necking
he/she/it has been necking
we have been necking
you have been necking
they have been necking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been necking
you will have been necking
he/she/it will have been necking
we will have been necking
you will have been necking
they will have been necking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been necking
you had been necking
he/she/it had been necking
we had been necking
you had been necking
they had been necking
Conditional
I would neck
you would neck
he/she/it would neck
we would neck
you would neck
they would neck
Past Conditional
I would have necked
you would have necked
he/she/it would have necked
we would have necked
you would have necked
they would have necked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the bodyneck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
external body part - any body part visible externally
dewlap - a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck
thymus gland, thymus - a ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity; atrophies with age
arteria carotis, carotid artery - either of two major arteries of the neck and head; branches from the aorta
areteria cervicalis, cervical artery - an artery that supplies the muscles of the neck
jugular, jugular vein, vena jugularis - veins in the neck that return blood from the head
trachea, windpipe - membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi
bull neck - a thick short powerful neck
nape, nucha, scruff - the back side of the neck
pharynx, throat - the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
cervical vertebra, neck bone - one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region
musculus sternocleidomastoideus, sternocleido mastoideus, sternocleidomastoid, sternocleidomastoid muscle - one of two thick muscles running from the sternum and clavicle to the mastoid and occipital bone; turns head obliquely to the opposite side; when acting together they flex the neck and extend the head
2.neck - a narrow elongated projecting strip of land
dry land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, earth, land - the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"
3.neck - a cut of meat from the neck of an animal
cut of meat, cut - a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
scrag end, scrag - the lean end of a neck of veal
scrag - lean end of the neck
4.neck - a narrow part of an artifact that resembles a neck in position or form; "the banjo had a long neck"; "the bottle had a wide neck"
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
5.neck - an opening in a garment for the neck of the wearer; a part of the garment near the wearer's neck
collar, neckband - a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
neckline - the line formed by the edge of a garment around the neck
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
V neck - the neck of a garment has the shape in front of the letter V
Verb1.neck - kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passionneck - kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion; "The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"
smooch, spoon - snuggle and lie in a position where one person faces the back of the others
pet - stroke or caress gently; "pet the lamb"
bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, be intimate, lie with, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with, make love, hump, jazz, love, bed, bang, make out, know - have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

neck

noun
1. nape a short, stocky man with a thick neck
verb
1. pet, make out, snog (Brit. informal), kiss and cuddle, smooch, canoodle They were necking together on the sofa when I came in.
neck and neck level, equal, side by side, close together, nip and tuck, level pegging (Brit.), even-stevens (informal) The two main parties were almost neck and neck in the polls.
Related words
technical name cervix
adjective cervical

neck

verb
Informal. To engage in kissing, caressing, and other amorous behavior:
Informal: fool around, pet, spoon.
Slang: make out.
Translations
رقبةرَقَبَةٌعُنْق القَنّينَهعُنُق، رَقَبَهقَبَّه
krkhrdlolímecmuchlat seobejmout
halskysse og kramme=-hals
kaulakaulus
vratgrkgrkljangrlo
nyak
flöskuhálshálshálsmál
apkaklekaklskakls, kakliņšmaigoties
gât
objímať
vratovratnik
hals
คอ
boyunöpüşüp koklaşmaksevişmekyakaboğaz
cổ

neck

[nek]
A. N
1. [of person] → cuello m; [of animal] → pescuezo m, cuello m
the rain ran down my neckla lluvia me corría por el cuello
to be neck and neckir parejos
the back of the neckla nuca
to break one's neck (lit) → desnucarse
to break sb's neck (fig) → romper or partir el cuello a algn
to win by a neckganar por una cabeza
they threw him out neck and crople pusieron de patitas en la calle
she fell on his neckse le colgó del cuello
to risk one's neckjugarse el pellejo or el tipo
to save one's necksalvar el pellejo or el tipo
to be in sth up to one's neck (trouble, plot etc) → estar metido hasta el cuello en algo
to be up to one's neck (in work)estar hasta arriba de trabajo
to wring sb's neck (fig) → retorcer el pescuezo a algn
I'll wring your neck!¡te voy a retorcer el pescuezo!
to wring a chicken's neckretorcer el pescuezo a un pollo
to breathe down sb's neckno dejar a algn ni a sol ni a sombra
to have sb breathing down one's necktener a algn encima
to get it in the neck (= be punished) → cargársela; (= be told off) → llevarse una buena bronca or un buen rapapolvo
to stick one's neck outarriesgarse
see also stiff A3
2. [of dress, T-shirt etc] → cuello m, escote m
3. [of bottle] → cuello m, gollete m
4. (Geog) [of land] → istmo m
in your neck of the woodspor tu zona
in this neck of the woodspor estos pagos
5. (Mus) [of guitar] → cuello m; [of violin] → mástil m
6. (Anat) [of uterus, bladder] → cuello m
7. (Brit) = nerve A4
B. VI [couple] → besuquearse

neck

[ˈnɛk]
n
[person, bird] → cou m; [horse] → encolure f
to throw one's arms round sb's neck → se jeter au cou de qn
She threw her arms round his neck and hugged him → Elle se jeta à son cou et l'étreignit.
a stiff neck → un torticolis
to stick one's neck out → se mouiller
He was only too pleased to let someone else stick their neck out and take responsibility → Il était trop content de laisser quelqu'un se mouiller et endosser la responsabilité.
to risk one's neck (= endanger o.s.) → risquer sa peau
I won't have him risking his neck on that motorcycle → Je ne veux pas le voir risquer sa peau sur cette moto.
to have sb breathing down one's neck → avoir qn sur le dos
Most farmers have bank managers breathing down their necks → La plupart des agriculteurs ont des directeurs de banque sur le dos.
to be up to one's neck in sth [+ criminal activity] → être mouillé(e) jusqu'au cou dans qch
to be up to one's neck in debt → être endetté(e) jusqu'au cou
He's probably up to his neck in debt → Il est probablement endetté jusqu'au cou.
[garment] → encolure f V-neck
[bottle] → goulot m
neck of the woods
What brings you to this neck of the woods? → Qu'est-ce que tu viens faire dans les parages?
to be from sb's neck of the woods → être le pays or la payse de qn
vi (= kiss each other) → se bécoter
the teenagers who were necking in the back row of the cinema → les adolescents qui se bécotaient sur les sièges du fond du cinémaneck and neck advau coude à coude
to be neck and neck [horses, runners, competitors] → être au coude à coude
They were neck and neck right up to the finishing line → Ils sont restés au coude à coude jusqu'à la ligne d'arrivée.

neck

n
Hals m; to break one’s necksich (dat)das Genick or den Hals brechen; but don’t break your neck (inf)bring dich nicht um (inf); to risk one’s neckKopf und Kragen riskieren; to save one’s neckseinen Hals aus der Schlinge ziehen; a stiff neckein steifer Hals or Nacken; to win by a neckum eine Kopflänge gewinnen; to have somebody round one’s neck (fig inf)jdn auf dem or am Halse haben; to be up to one’s neck in workbis über den Hals or über die Ohren in der Arbeit stecken; he’s in it up to his neck (inf)er steckt bis über den Hals drin; to get it in the neck (inf)eins aufs Dach bekommen (inf); to stick one’s neck outseinen Kopf riskieren; in this neck of the woods (inf)in diesen Breiten; she’s from your neck of the woods (inf)sie kommt aus der gleichen Ecke wie du (inf) ? also breathe VI
(Cook) neck of lambHalsstück ntvom Lamm
(of bottle, vase, violin, bone)Hals m; (of land)Landenge f
(of dress etc)Ausschnitt m; it has a high neckes ist hochgeschlossen
(also neck measurement)Halsweite f
vi (inf)knutschen (inf), → schmusen (inf)

neck

:
neck and neck (lit, fig)
adj attrKopf-an-Kopf-; a neck raceein Kopf-an-Kopf-Rennen nt
advKopf an Kopf
neckband
nBesatz m; (of shirt)Kragensteg m; (of pullover)Halsbündchen nt
neckcloth
n (obs)Halstuch nt

neck

:
neckline
nAusschnitt m; a dress with a low neckein tief ausgeschnittenes Kleid
necktie
n (esp US) → Krawatte f, → Binder m, → Schlips m

neck

[nɛk]
1. n (Anat) (of bottle) → collo; (of garment) → collo, colletto (Dressmaking) → scollo
to break one's neck → rompersi il collo (fig) → affannarsi
to have a stiff neck → avere il torcicollo
the favourite won by a neck (Horseracing) → il favorito ha vinto per un'incollatura
neck and neck → testa a testa
to be up to one's neck in work (fam) → essere immerso/a nel lavoro fino al collo
he is in it up to his neck (fam) → c'è dentro fino al collo
to risk one's neck → rischiare l'osso del collo, rischiare la pelle
to save one's neck → salvare la pelle
to stick one's neck out (fam) → rischiare (forte)
in this neck of the woods (fam) → in questi paraggi, da queste parti
dress with a low neck, low-necked dress → vestito scollato
2. vi (fam) → pomiciare, sbaciucchiarsi

neck1

(nek) noun
1. the part of the body between the head and chest. She wore a scarf around her neck.
2. the part of an article of clothing that covers that part of the body. The neck of that shirt is dirty.
3. anything like a neck in shape or position. the neck of a bottle.
ˈnecklace (-ləs) noun
a string of jewels, beads etc worn around the neck. a diamond necklace.
ˈneckline noun
the edge of a piece of clothing at or around a person's neck. The dress has a very low neckline.
ˈnecktie noun
(American) a man's tie.
neck and neck
(in a race) exactly equal. The horses were neck and neck as they came up to the finish.

neck2

(nek) verb
to kiss, hug and caress (passionately); to pet.

neck

رَقَبَةٌ krk hals Hals λαιμός cuello kaula cou vrat collo nek hals szyja pescoço шея hals คอ boyun cổ 脖子

neck

n. cuello, pescuezo.
1. parte del cuerpo que une la cabeza al tronco;
2. región de un diente entre la corona y la raíz.

neck

n cuello; back of the — nuca
References in classic literature ?
She had not heart enough even to make herself pretty as usual by putting on a blue neck ribbon and dressing her hair in the most becoming way.
His girth was immense, his neck thin, his legs feeble.
I've had enough of bats-- and mosquitoes," he added, as he slapped at his face and neck.
I ran up and drove at his head with my spade, struck him fairly across the neck, and in a minute he was all about my feet in wavy loops.
One would not have wanted her white neck a mite less full or her beautiful arms more slender.
A sky-blue coat, with short and broad skirts and low cape, exposed a long, thin neck, and longer and thinner legs, to the worst animadversions of the evil-disposed.
There is a recurrent spot where the pattern lolls like a broken neck and two bulbous eyes stare at you upside down.
You said you wanted to hurry home," he replied gently, passing his hand along his mustang's velvety neck, "and--and you had something to say to me.
At the moment of execution--with the halter about his neck, and while Colonel Pyncheon sat on horseback, grimly gazing at the scene Maule had addressed him from the scaffold, and uttered a prophecy, of which history, as well as fireside tradition, has preserved the very words.
In Hester Prynne's instance, however, as not unfrequently in other cases, her sentence bore that she should stand a certain time upon the platform, but without undergoing that gripe about the neck and confinement of the head, the proneness to which was the most devilish characteristic of this ugly engine.
His head was small, and flat at top, with huge ears, large green glassy eyes, and a long snipe nose, so that it looked like a weather-cock perched upon his spindle neck to tell which way the wind blew.
I tore myself out of it in such a hurry that I gave myself a kink in the neck.