Definition of “crick” - English Dictionary

“crick” in British English

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cricknoun [ C ]

uk /krɪk/ us /krɪk/

a painful, usually sudden stiffness in a group of muscles in the neck or back:

I got a crick in my neck from painting the ceiling.
crick
verb [ T ] uk us

I cricked my neck while I was painting the ceiling.

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

“crick” in American English

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cricknoun [ C ]

us /krɪk/

a painful, usually sudden stiffness in the muscles of the neck or back:

I got a crick in my neck from painting the ceiling.

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