a crick in (one's) neck

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a crick in (one's) neck

A sudden pain or stiffness in one's neck, as from a cramp or spasm. I got a crick in my neck when I whipped my head around to see what was running through our yard.
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crick in one's neck

Fig. a twisted place or a cramp in the neck that causes pain. I got a crick in my neck from sleeping in a draft. When I read on the plane, I get a crick in my neck.
See also: crick, neck
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COMING on an accident-prone trip to Merseyside for the day,I first hit the crown of my head on the lower deck ceiling of the bus when starting the journey, then got a crick in my neck from looking out of the window at some odd angle.