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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REFEREE: Howard Webb, likely to have a crick in his neck this morning
The initial prognosis was a crick in his neck and we hoped he would recover quickly.
Said manager Alex McLeish: "Lee had a crick in his neck, we're in this spell of three games in a week, and I want him as sharp as possible for the run-in.
Many of his key expressions look like nothing so much as a wince or grimace, and he responds to others by arching his head back from his shoulders like a very curious bird or someone with a perpetual crick in his neck.
WEST HAM: Jaaskelainen 7, Demel 6, Rat 5 (Diame 90, 6), Tomkins 6, Reid 6, Collison 6 (J Cole 63, 6), Downing 7, Noble 7, Jarvis 6 (C Cole 62, 6), Morrison 6, Nolan 6 Subs not used: Adrian, Maiga, O'Brien, Potts ASTON VILLA: Guzan 6, Lowton 6, Clark 7, Baker 7, Vlaar 6, Sylla 6, Bacuna 6, El Ahmadi 7, Westwood 6, Weimann 7 (Kozak 57, 6), Benteke 5 Subs not used: Steer, Helenius, Herd, Bowery, Tonev, Johnson REFEREE: Howard Webb, likely to have a crick in his neck this morning
The scoreboard blared ``DE-VO, DE-VO'' as though he were actually more than an aging center fielder with a crick in his neck.