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neck

[ nek ]
/ nɛk /
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noun
verb (used without object)
Informal. (of two persons) to embrace, kiss, and caress one another amorously.
verb (used with object)
Informal. to embrace, kiss, and caress (someone) amorously.
to strangle or behead.
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Idioms about neck

Origin of neck

before 900; Middle English nekke,Old English hnecca, cognate with Dutch nek nape of neck; akin to German Nacken,Old Norse hnakki nape of neck

OTHER WORDS FROM neck

necker, nounneckless, adjectivenecklike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for neck

neck
/ (nɛk) /

noun
verb
(intr) informal to kiss, embrace, or fondle someone or one another passionately
(tr) British informal to swallow (something, esp a drink)he's been necking pints all night

Derived forms of neck

necker, noun

Word Origin for neck

Old English hnecca; related to Old High German hnack, Old Irish cnocc hill
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