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English definition of “neck”

neck

noun [C]
 
 
/nek/
PART OF THE BODY A2 the part of the body between your head and your shoulders: He was wearing a gold chain around his neck. She fell off a horse and broke her neck. The head and face
PART OF CLOTHING the part of a piece of clothing that goes around your neck: a UK polo-neck/ US turtleneck a V-neck sweaterParts of clothesWords meaning parts of things
→ See also polo neck, by the scruff of the/your neck, be breathing down sb's neck, neck and neck, be up to your neck (in sth)
(Definition of neck from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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