Meaning of “neck” in the English Dictionary

"neck" in British English

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necknoun [ C ]

uk /nek/ us /nek/

neck noun [ C ] (BODY PART)

A2 the part of the body that joins the head to the shoulders:

He had the thickest neck I'd ever seen.
She wore a gold chain around her neck.

C2 the part of a piece of clothing that goes around a person's neck:

This sweater's too tight in the neck.
He wasn't wearing a tie and his shirt was open at the neck.
a low-neck dress

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neckverb [ I ]

uk /nek/ us /nek/ old-fashioned informal

to kiss and hold a person in a sexual way

(Definition of “neck” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"neck" in American English

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necknoun [ C ]

us /nek/

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.

neckverb [ I ]

us /nek/ dated infml

neck verb [ I ] (KISS)

to kiss someone for a long time

(Definition of “neck” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)