Noun(1) a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British(2) English biochemist who (with Watson in 1953, 1916-2004
Verb(1) twist (a body part
(1) I stood up carefully, and from the new position I could see that at some point during the night Sillabub and I had found a couch, which would explain the terrible crick in my neck.(2) At the point of shaking her head, Irdle had gotten a crick in the neck when the door to the inn burst open, bearing two of the last people she would have expected to see.(3) Today I woke up with the biggest crick in my neck ever.(4) My backside was sore from sleeping on such hard ground and my neck had a crick in it from the high elevation of my ├ö├ç├┐pillow├ö├ç├û.(5) She was going to wake up with a serious crick in her neck.(6) I was close enough that the oversized screen nearly filled my peripheral vision, but high up enough that there was no need to crick my neck.(7) A classy midfielder could get a serious injury - most likely a crick in the neck - watching the ball soaring back and forwards.(8) Ethan's head shot up so fast, I was surprised he didn't crick his neck.(9) I get a crick in my neck from looking up that much.(10) I looked up at him so fast, that I was afraid my neck would crick .(11) His back was stiff, and his neck had a crick in it.(12) The company found a clearing between three hills where the grass was low and a few trees stood sentinel over a tiny, trickling crick .(13) You crick open an eye and shiver, shaking off the sleepiness.(14) It was almost as though the boom had a crick in its neck after being folded up for so long en-route to, and in orbit around, Mars.(15) He smirked, ├ö├ç├┐It's time for you to wake up now - sorry about the crick in your neck.├ö├ç├û(16) The next morning I woke up with a crick in my neck and an annoying pain in my side.
1. kink ::
2. pinch ::
3. knot ::
4. strain ::
crick, cricked, cricking, cricks
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♪ A Watson without a Crick
The Big Bang Theory Season 7, Episode 6
...and go skinny-dipping
down at the CRICK.
The Big Bang Theory Season 2, Episode 21
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