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crick


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crick  \Crick\  (kr[i^]k),  n.  [See  {Creak}.] 
  The  creaking  of  a  door,  or  a  noise  resembling  it  [Obs.] 
  --Johnson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crick  \Crick\,  n.  [The  same  as  creek  a  bending,  twisting.  See 
  {Creek},  {Crook}.] 
  1.  A  painful,  spasmodic  affection  of  the  muscles  of  some  part 
  of  the  body,  as  of  the  neck  or  back  rendering  it 
  difficult  to  move  the  part 
 
  To  those  also  that  with  a  crick  or  cramp,  have  thei 
  necks  drawn  backward.  --Holland. 
 
  2.  [Cf.  F.  cric.]  A  small  jackscrew.  --Knight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crick 
  n  :  a  painful  muscle  spasm  especially  in  the  neck  or  back 
  (`rick'  and  `wrick'  are  British)  [syn:  {rick},  {wrick}] 
  v  :  twist  the  head  into  a  strained  position 




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