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neck

1. noun, informal Brazen, impudent, or insolent boldness; nerve. Primarily heard in UK. I can't believe he had the neck to demand a raise, right there in the middle of the meeting! You've got some neck, talking to me like that! The neck of you—how dare you imply something so horrid!
2. verb, informal To kiss and caress (someone) in an amorous manner. It's a popular spot for high school kids to park their cars and neck in the back seat. I caught him necking Julie in the supply closet yesterday.
3. verb, informal To drink (something, especially alcohol) very quickly. Primarily heard in UK. You're going to make yourself sick if you keep necking your pints like that. I had to neck my coffee and race out the door in order to catch my bus.
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neck

in. to cuddle and kiss. (Always in reference to lovers or boy-girl relationships.) There are some teenagers in the back room, necking.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In an instant he had pulled down one of the men, and with a single shake, terrier-like, had broken his neck. Then he was upon another.
As the buck swam by the fishermen, raising his nose high into the air, curling the water before his slim neck like the beak of a galley, the Leather-Stocking began to sit very uneasy in his canoe.
One lodged between his collar and neck; it was uncomfortably warm and he snatched it out.
At the last, wearied, even with sensations of sickness from the nervous strain put upon himself by his own anger, he lay down in the middle of the floor, lashing his tail, hating with his eyes, and accepting the clinging thing about his neck which he had learned he could not get rid of.
However, towards morning she takes a draught out of the large flask, and then she sleeps a little: then I will do something for you." She now jumped out of bed, flew to her mother; with her arms round her neck, and pulling her by the beard, said, "Good morrow, my own sweet nanny-goat of a mother." And her mother took hold of her nose, and pinched it till it was red and blue; but this was all done out of pure love.
When Grey Beaver tied the thong around his neck, and passed the end of the thong into Beauty Smith's keeping, White Fang knew that it was his god's will for him to go with Beauty Smith.
This time Daylight kept his seat, but, beyond a futile rein across the neck, did nothing to prevent the evolution.
The black, his face streaming blood, was throttling Jerry with both hands around his neck; and Jerry, snorting, choking, snarling, was scratching for dear life with the claws of his hind feet.
The bullet-head crumpled forward upon its flaccid neck against the great hairy chest--the roaring and the shrieking ceased.
Natasha involuntarily gazed at that neck, those shoulders, and pearls and coiffure, and admired the beauty of the shoulders and the pearls.
He was just putting little hand on the dog's neck and beginning to smile through his tears, when I heard behind me a click of the iron gate, and a rustle of female garments, and lo!
All that was noticeable was the little wilful tendrils of her curly hair that would always break free about her neck and temples.
The executioner knotted the cord firmly round the unfortunate man's neck and was just about to swing him into the air, when the Sultan's purveyor dashed through the crowd, and cried, panting, to the hangman,
"I like to toss my head about and hold it as high as any horse; but fancy now yourself, if you tossed your head up high and were obliged to hold it there, and that for hours together, not able to move it at all, except with a jerk still higher, your neck aching till you did not know how to bear it.
She had come to know well the lure of the man--the wealth of easement and rest that was promised by every caressing intonation of his voice, by the mere touch of hand on hand or the faint impact of his breath on neck or cheek.