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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_230_eneckneck1 /nek/ ●●● S2 W2 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 part of the body [countable]HB the part of your body that joins your head to your shoulders, or the same part of an animal or birdaround somebody’s neck πŸ”Š Jean wore a string of pearls around her neck. πŸ”Š Mike rubbed the back of his neck. πŸ”Š You have a lot of tension in your neck muscles. πŸ”Š He patted his horse’s neck. πŸ”Š She had a mass of golden hair, which she wore in a coil at the nape (=back) of her neck. πŸ”Š The dog picked up the puppy and carried it by the scruff (=back) of the neck into the house.2 clothing [countable]DCC the part of a piece of clothing that goes around your neckneck of πŸ”Š The neck of his shirt was open. πŸ”Š The sweater has a round neck and long sleeves.V-necked/open-necked etc πŸ”Š a navy V-necked sweater β†’ crew neck, polo neck, scoop neck, turtleneck, V-neck3 narrow part [countable]DFU the narrow part of something, usually at the topneck of πŸ”Š Lara put the cork back in the neck of the bottle. πŸ”Š a crack in the neck of the violin4 β†’ be up to your neck in something5 β†’ neck and neck (with somebody)6 β†’ in this/somebody’s neck of the woods7 β†’ get it in the neck8 β†’ by a neck9 attitude [uncountable] (also brass neck) British English informal a confident attitude that makes you able to do unreasonable or shocking things without feeling embarrassed syn nerve, cheek πŸ”Š I don't know how they have the neck to charge that much!10 land [countable]SG a narrow piece of land that comes out of a wider part πŸ”Š a neck of land between a lake and the sea11 β†’ (hang) around your neck
Examples from the Corpus
neckβ€’ Butcher Tom picked her up, and I could see that her neck was broken.β€’ Fifi and Carmencita watched while Mundin unwrapped the snake from around his neck and poked one end at his little sister.β€’ Bud wrapped a scarf around his neck.β€’ We chat about the lumbering, and the latest antics at Mount Blue, in my neck of the woods.β€’ My neck is so sore.β€’ If the resultant hollow in the neck is really severe it might require a form of heat treatment to rectify the situation.β€’ The neck's too low on this shirt.β€’ The neck is made from maple, which was a surprise, because I was expecting mahogany.β€’ Fairly large, long-necked, long-legged wading birds, habitually flying with neck outstretched: a useful distinction from herons.β€’ Then you start fanning your tail feathers and puffing your neck in and out.nape ... of ... neckβ€’ The blanched nape of a neck, spiders of hair breaking free of the bun, twirling on the surface.β€’ He felt their resentful eyes burning the nape of his neck.β€’ The ground colour is a bright burnished silver with a black band across the eye from the nape of the neck.β€’ Behind her lay a blanket of cold air as icy snouts nuzzled the nape of her neck.β€’ The hairs on the nape of my neck tingled and my tired heart lurched with fear.β€’ I feel it looming up behind me, breathing lightly on the nape of my neck.β€’ He went across and stroked the nape of her neck, and she sniffed and stiffened and then relaxed.