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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 periodicals archive ?
Add in an annual dose of six upset stomachs, five cuts, five cramps, four cases of heartburn, four cricked necks and at least three sore throats, and we can expect to be in pain almost once every three days.
THE AVERAGE PERSON'S LIFETIME OF SUFFERING 2,808 Bumps & bruises 858 Headaches 780 Back pain 468 Stomach upsets 390 Cramps 390 Cuts 312 Heartburn 312 Cricked necks 312 Blocked sinuses 234 Shaving cuts 234 Paper cuts 234 Bitten tongues 234 Stubbed toes 234 Falls 234 Sore throats 234 Insect bites 156 Stitches 156 Toothaches 156 Blisters 156 Burns 156 Pulled muscles 156 Earaches 78 Verrucas 78 Lost voices 78 Electric shocks 78 Faints 78 Nose bleeds 78 Eye infections TOP 10 AILMENTS 2 858 Headaches 8 312 Cricked necks 9 312 Blocked sinuses 10 234 Shaving cuts 1 2,808 Bumps & bruises 7 312 Heartburn 6 390 Cuts 4 780 Backaches 3 468 Stomach upsets 5 390 Cramps
I came here playing to a really high standard in practice but on the journey up north I cricked my neck and this is one game you can't play with a cricked neck," said a disgruntled White.