ldoce_230_eneckneck1 /nek/ ●●●S2W2 noun 🔊 🔊 1part 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 🔊 Jean wore a string of pearls around her neck. 🔊 Mike rubbed the back of his neck. 🔊 You have a lot of tension in your neck muscles. 🔊 He patted his horse’s neck. 🔊 She had a mass of golden hair, which she wore in a coil at the nape (=back) of her neck. 🔊 The dog picked up the puppy and carried it by the scruff (=back) of the neck into the house.2clothing [countable]DCC the part of a piece of clothing that goes around your neckneck of 🔊 The neck of his shirt was open. 🔊 The sweater has a round neck and long sleeves.V-necked/open-necked etc 🔊 a navy V-necked sweater →crew neck, polo neck, scoop neck, turtleneck, V-neck3narrow part [countable]DFU the narrow part of something, usually at the topneck of 🔊 Lara put the cork back in the neck of the bottle. 🔊 a crack in the neck of the violin4 →be up to your neck in something5 →neck and neck (with somebody)6 →in this/somebody’s neck of the woods7 →get it in the neck8 →by a neck9attitude [uncountable] (also brass neck) British English informal a confidentattitude that makes you able to do unreasonable or shocking things without feeling embarrassed syn nerve, cheek 🔊 I don't know how they have the neck to charge that much!10land [countable]SG a narrow piece of land that comes out of a wider part 🔊 a neck of land between a lake and the sea11 →(hang) around your neck
neck• He reverted to the stage of churchcampnecking.• The two kids stayed by the doors, necking.• On these drives, they usually end up parking somewhere, only to neck and stuff, according to Fifi.• Samantha starts neckingBob, and then starts necking me.• Jemma found her friends necking in the back of the car.• We started necking on the sofa, and she undressed, and suggested the bedroom.• They went out in the backyard and necked with us.