Crick definition

krĭk
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A painful cramp or muscle spasm, as in the back or neck.
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To cause a painful cramp or muscle spasm in by turning or wrenching.
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A painful muscle spasm or cramp in the neck, back, etc.
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To cause a crick in.
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(Appalachian) Alternative form of creek.
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(person) 1916-2004; Eng. scientist: helped determine the structure of DNA.
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A painful cramp or muscle spasm, as in the back or neck.
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To cause a painful cramp or muscle spasm in by turning or wrenching.
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A painful muscular cramp or spasm of some part of the body, as of the neck or back, making it difficult to move the part affected. (Compare catch.)
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A small jackscrew.

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To violently spasm.
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The creaking of a door, or a noise resembling it.

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A habitational surname derived from the placename.
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Francis Crick co-discoverer of the structure of DNA.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
crick
Plural:
cricks

Origin of crick

  • Middle English crike

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • See creak.

    From Wiktionary