neck

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈnɛk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/nɛk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(nek)

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neck

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [long, short, stunted, thick, wrinkly] neck
  2. a [bottle, guitar, violin] neck
  3. stretched her neck to [see, look, glance]
  4. have [a stiff, an aching] neck
  5. wore a [pashmina, scarf, chiffon] around her neck
  6. wore a [cross, crucifix] round his neck
  7. this shirt is too [tight, loose] around the neck
  8. the neck is too [tight] on this shirt
  9. spilt [juice, crumbs, coffee] down my neck
  10. [slit, cut, slaughter] a chicken at the neck
  11. is up to his neck in [bills, debts, work]
  12. were neck deep in [water, debts]
  13. stuck his neck out for his [friend, coworker, brother] (and)
  14. my [boss, supervisor] was breathing down my neck (to)
  15. UK, slang: I got it in the neck from my [boss]
  16. [his horse, the favorite] won by a neck
  17. you're such a pain in the neck!
  18. slang: [this is, you're in] my neck of the woods
  19. a shirt with [a V, an open] neck
  20. a bottle with a [wide, narrow] neck
  21. a neck of [lamb, pig, cow]
  22. the neck of the bottle
n as adj
  1. neck [muscles, pain]
  2. a neck [tie, rest, pillow, strap, brace]
  3. a [short, long, V, open] -neck [sweater, shirt]
  4. the [runners, horses, candidates] were neck and neck
v
  1. (were) necking in [public, private]
  2. necking at the [movies, beach]
  3. necked with her
  4. neck [your beer, a few beers, his drink, a pint]
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