neck

n. & v.
—n.
1 a the part of the body connecting the head to the shoulders. b the part of a shirt, dress, etc. round or close to the neck.
2 a something resembling a neck, such as the narrow part of a cavity or vessel, a passage, channel, pass, isthmus, etc. b the narrow part of a bottle near the mouth.
3 the part of a violin etc. bearing the finger-board.
4 the length of a horse's head and neck as a measure of its lead in a race.
5 the flesh of an animal's neck (neck of lamb).
6 Geol. solidified lava or igneous rock in an old volcano crater or pipe.
7 Archit. the lower part of a capital.
8 sl. impudence (you've got a neck, asking that).
—v.
1 intr. & tr. colloq. kiss and caress amorously.
2 a tr. form a narrowed part in. b intr. form a narrowed part.
Phrases and idioms:
get it in the neck colloq.
1 receive a severe reprimand or punishment.
2 suffer a fatal or severe blow. neck and neck running level in a race etc. neck of the woods colloq. a usu. remote locality. neck or nothing risking everything on success. up to one's neck (often foll. by in) colloq. very deeply involved; very busy.
Derivatives:
necked adj. (also in comb.). necker n. (in sense 1 of v.). neckless adj.
Etymology: OE hnecca ult. f. Gmc

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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