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a crick in (one's) back

A sudden pain or stiffness in one's back, as from a cramp or spasm. Dad got a crick is his back while trying to move that big box.
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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 back

a twisted or cramped place in the back that causes pain. I can't move! I've got a crick in my back! I had a crick in my back all night and I couldn't sleep.
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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.
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Bloom concluded his verbal onslaught by grabbing the brochure, swatting Crick with it and then throwing it to the ground, shouting: "Disgraceful.
By the end of February 1953, Watson and Crick knew they had solved the problem, with Crick proclaiming (in the local brewhouse) that they had "found the secret of life.
We have built a model for the structure of des-oxy-ribose-nucleic-acid, (read it carefully) called DNA for short," the Telegraph quoted Crick as writing.
Web of Stories truly brings the scale of this discovery to life with a host of insightful recordings from Watson and Crick as well as other scientists and biologists who share their views and tell their stories in their own words.
New York : Sixty years after Nobel Prize winning scientist Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA, his family is offering the coveted medal for sale at an auction in New York.
Mr Crick said: "I am delighted to be joining London Stansted Airport at what is a very exciting, as well as challenging time.
Crick, whose main job seemed to be crowd control, doubled her staff.
Crick Predict is one in the series of best apps developed by CDN.
E[acute accent]The proprietary AYS system is based on software designed and developed by Voxilla Chief Technical Officer Paul Crick.
The Francis Crick Institute ( the Crick ) is a brand new biomedical research institute due to open early 2016 on the Midland Road near Kings Cross and St Pancras International railway stations.
The owl - thought to have been clinging on to the train's buffers for the entire 300-mile journey from Glasgow to Crick - is lucky to be alive, say staff at the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, who are now looking after him.
Over the Bank Holiday Weekend next month the Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival - to be opened by Julia Bradbury - is held at Crick Marina, located near Foxton Locks, the largest flight of staircase locks on the English canal system.
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): 60 years after Francis Crick won a Nobel Prize for medicine, the researcher's family is now offering his gold medal and diploma for sale at an auction.
NEWSNIgHt'S political editor Michael Crick complains of foul play as a dog leaves a mess yards from where he is filming.