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neck

noun [C]  /nek/ us  

neck noun [C] (BODY PART)

the part of the body that joins the head to the shoulders: She rubbed her neck. The neck of a piece of clothing is the part that goes around a person’s neck: His shirt was open at the neck. A neck is also a narrow part near the top of an object such as a bottle: a vase with a long neck A neck is also the long, narrow part of a string instrument, such as a guitar, on which the strings are pressed in order to produce different notes.

neck

verb [I]  /nek/ dated infml us  

neck verb [I] (KISS)

to kiss someone for a long time
Translations of “neck”
in Korean 목…
in Arabic رَقَبة…
in French cou, col, goulot…
in Turkish boyun, yaka…
in Italian collo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體部位, 頸,脖子, 衣領,領口…
in Russian шея, ворот, вырез…
in Polish szyja, kark, dekolt…
in Spanish cuello…
in Portuguese pescoço…
in German der Hals, der Kragen, der Hals (der Flaschenhals)…
in Catalan coll…
in Japanese 首…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体部位, 颈,脖子, 衣领,领口…
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