a painful muscle spasm or cramp in the neck, back, etc.
Origin of crickLate Middle English crykke from Old Norse kriki, bend: see creek
to cause a crick in
Dial. creek (sense )
1916-2004; Eng. scientist: helped determine the structure of DNA
A painful cramp or muscle spasm, as in the back or neck.
transitive verbcricked, crick·ing, cricks
To cause a painful cramp or muscle spasm in by turning or wrenching.
Origin of crickMiddle English crike
(third-person singular simple present cricks, present participle cricking, simple past and past participle cricked)
- to violently spasm.
- (Appalachian) Alternative form of creek.