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crickcrick1 /krɪk/ noun [countable]  MIa pain in the muscles in your neck or back that is caused by the muscles becoming stiffa crick in your back/neck He was getting a crick in his neck from leaning out of the window for so long.
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crickcrick2 verb [transitive]  MIto hurt your back or neck by bending or moving in a way that makes the muscles become stiff I cricked my back bending to pick up the suitcase.
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crickIf you crick your neck you might spot the odd bald patch, too!
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, we, theycrick
he, she, itcricks
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theycricked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cricked
he, she, ithas cricked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cricked
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill crick
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cricked
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