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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)







"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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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