wrick

[ rik ]
/ rɪk /
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verb (used with or without object), noun

wrench; strain.

Nearby words

  1. wrestling,
  2. wretch,
  3. wretched,
  4. wretchedly,
  5. wrexham,
  6. wrier,
  7. wriest,
  8. wriggle,
  9. wriggler,
  10. wrigglework

Origin of wrick

1275–1325; Middle English wrikken to make abrupt movements; perhaps akin to wrinkle1, wrench

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Examples from the Web for wrick

  • How many men would have had the courage to wrick their foot as he had done?

    Tommy and Grizel|J.M. Barrie


British Dictionary definitions for wrick

wrick

/ (rɪk) /

verb

a variant spelling (chiefly Brit) of rick 2

Word Origin for wrick

C19: earlier rick; perhaps from Middle Low German wricken to move jerkily, sprain

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