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English Dictionary: crick by the DICT Development Group
3 results for crick
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
crick
n
  1. a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
    Synonym(s): crick, kink, rick, wrick
  2. English biochemist who (with Watson in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (1916-2004)
    Synonym(s): Crick, Francis Crick, Francis Henry Compton Crick
v
  1. twist (a body part) into a strained position; "crick your neck"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Crick \Crick\ (kr[icr]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.
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