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Meaning of “neck” - Learner’s Dictionary

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)
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