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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)
Translations of “neck”
in Arabic رَقَبة…
in Korean 목…
in Malaysian leher…
in French cou, col, goulot…
in Turkish boyun, yaka…
in Italian collo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體部位, 頸,脖子, 衣領,領口…
in Russian шея, ворот, вырез…
in Polish szyja, kark, dekolt…
in Vietnamese cổ, cổ áo, phần cổ…
in Spanish cuello…
in Portuguese pescoço…
in Thai ลำคอ, คอเสื้อ, คอขวด…
in German der Hals, der Kragen, der Hals (der Flaschenhals)…
in Catalan coll…
in Japanese 首…
in Indonesian leher, kerah…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体部位, 颈,脖子, 衣领,领口…
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