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wrick

[rik] /rɪk/
verb (used with or without object), noun
1.
wrench; strain.
Origin of wrick
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English wrikken to make abrupt movements; perhaps akin to wrinkle1, wrench
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  • How many men would have had the courage to wrick their foot as he had done?

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British Dictionary definitions for wrick

wrick

/rɪk/
verb
1.
a variant spelling (chiefly Brit) of rick2
Word Origin
C19: earlier rick; perhaps from Middle Low German wricken to move jerkily, sprain
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