neck

noun
1 part of the body
ADJECTIVE
long, short
slender, slim, swan-like (literary)
scraggy (BrE), scrawny, thin
strong, thick
sore, stiff
broken
VERB + NECK
crane, strain

I craned my neck to see what was happening at the front.

break, injure
rub
wring

He killed the chicken quickly by wringing its neck.

When he was late again I wanted to wring his neck.

risk (figurative)

I'm not going to risk my neck playing rugby with you!

save (figurative)

He's out to save his own political neck (= his political career).

NECK + NOUN
muscle
brace, collar, support

She's been wearing a neck brace since her car crash.

injury
ache, pain
PREPOSITION
around your neck, round your neck (esp. BrE)

I keep the key on a string around my neck.

in the neck

The veins in his neck stood out like knotted rope.

PHRASES
the back of the neck, the nape of the neck

The hairs on the back of my neck prickled with fear.

a crick in your neck

I had a crick in my neck from staring up at the sky so long.

the scruff of the neck

The cat picked up her kitten by the scruff of its neck.

2 part of a piece of clothing
ADJECTIVE
high, low
open

He wore a casual shirt with an open neck.

boat (AmE), cowl, crew, halter, round, scoop, V (usually V-neck)

He was wearing a black V-neck sweater.

polo (BrE), roll (usually roll-neck) (esp. BrE), turtle (usually turtleneck) (AmE)

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • neck — neck …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Neck — (n[e^]k), n. [OE. necke, AS. hnecca; akin to D. nek the nape of the neck, G. nacken, OHG. nacch, hnacch, Icel. hnakki, Sw. nacke, Dan. nakke.] 1. The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neck — [nek] n. [ME nekke < OE hnecca, akin to Ger nacken < IE base * ken , to bend, squeeze > NOOK, NUT] 1. that part of a human or animal joining the head to the body, including the part of the backbone between the skull and the shoulders 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • neck — ► NOUN 1) the part of the body connecting the head to the rest of the body. 2) a narrow connecting or end part, such as the part of a bottle near the mouth. 3) the part of a violin, guitar, or other instrument that bears the fingerboard. 4) the… …   English terms dictionary

  • neck — [ nɛk ] n. m. • 1911; mot angl. « cou » ♦ Géol. Piton de lave provenant d une cheminée de volcan, laissé en relief par l érosion. ● neck nom masculin (anglais neck, cou) Corps volcanique, parfois bréchique, en forme de colonne verticale qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Neck — steht für: einen Wassergeist aus der germanischen Mythologie; siehe Wassermann (Mythologie) einen senkrechten Schlot eines Vulkans; siehe Neck (Geologie) Neck.CNS, einen Grafikdesigner aus Düsseldorf; siehe Neck.CNS Neck ist der Familienname von …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • neck — s. n., pl. néckuri Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  NECK s.n. (geol.) Stâlp de lavă solidificată care umple canalul de ascensiune a magmei într un vulcan. [Scris şi nec. / < engl., fr. neck]. Trimis de LauraGellner,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Neck — Neck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Necked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Necking}.] (Mech.) To reduce the diameter of (an object) near its end, by making a groove around it; used with down; as, to neck down a shaft. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neck — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS vulcanol. ammasso roccioso di forma cilindrica o conica, spec. brecciato, con diametro fino ad alcune centinaia di metri, consolidatosi nella parte superiore di un condotto vulcanico che viene successivamente… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Neck — der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. neck, eigtl. »Hals«> durch Abtragung freigelegter vulkanischer Schlot (Durchschlagsröhre; Geol.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • neck — eck, v. i. To kiss and caress amorously. [Colloq.] n. {necking}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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