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I have to concentrate more intently when people speak. I always have to position myself on their right side so that I can hear out of my left ear. I sometimes get a crick in my neck from listening. But I don't there's too much else.
Stephanie Beacham

Meaning of "crick" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRICK

Of uncertain origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRICK

crick  [krɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRICK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crick is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb crick in English.

WHAT DOES CRICK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of crick in the English dictionary

The definition of crick in the dictionary is a painful muscle spasm or cramp, esp in the neck or back. Other definition of crick is to cause a crick in.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CRICK

PRESENT

Present
I crick
you crick
he/she/it cricks
we crick
you crick
they crick
Present continuous
I am cricking
you are cricking
he/she/it is cricking
we are cricking
you are cricking
they are cricking
Present perfect
I have cricked
you have cricked
he/she/it has cricked
we have cricked
you have cricked
they have cricked
Present perfect continuous
I have been cricking
you have been cricking
he/she/it has been cricking
we have been cricking
you have been cricking
they have been cricking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I cricked
you cricked
he/she/it cricked
we cricked
you cricked
they cricked
Past continuous
I was cricking
you were cricking
he/she/it was cricking
we were cricking
you were cricking
they were cricking
Past perfect
I had cricked
you had cricked
he/she/it had cricked
we had cricked
you had cricked
they had cricked
Past perfect continuous
I had been cricking
you had been cricking
he/she/it had been cricking
we had been cricking
you had been cricking
they had been cricking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will crick
you will crick
he/she/it will crick
we will crick
you will crick
they will crick
Future continuous
I will be cricking
you will be cricking
he/she/it will be cricking
we will be cricking
you will be cricking
they will be cricking
Future perfect
I will have cricked
you will have cricked
he/she/it will have cricked
we will have cricked
you will have cricked
they will have cricked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been cricking
you will have been cricking
he/she/it will have been cricking
we will have been cricking
you will have been cricking
they will have been cricking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would crick
you would crick
he/she/it would crick
we would crick
you would crick
they would crick
Conditional continuous
I would be cricking
you would be cricking
he/she/it would be cricking
we would be cricking
you would be cricking
they would be cricking
Conditional perfect
I would have crick
you would have crick
he/she/it would have crick
we would have crick
you would have crick
they would have crick
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been cricking
you would have been cricking
he/she/it would have been cricking
we would have been cricking
you would have been cricking
they would have been cricking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you crick
we let´s crick
you crick
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to crick
Past participle
cricked
Present Participle
cricking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRICK


atmospheric
ˌætməsˈfɛrɪk
brick
brɪk
derrick
ˈdɛrɪk
electric
ɪˈlɛktrɪk
eric
ˈɛrɪk
fabric
ˈfæbrɪk
generic
dʒɪˈnɛrɪk
geometric
ˌdʒɪəˈmɛtrɪk
Herrick
ˈhɛrɪk
historic
hɪˈstɒrɪk
lyric
ˈlɪrɪk
maverick
ˈmævərɪk
metric
ˈmɛtrɪk
numeric
njuːˈmerɪk
Patrick
ˈpætrɪk
pediatric
ˌpiːdɪˈætrɪk
rick
rɪk
toric
ˈtɒrɪk
trick
trɪk
Warwick
ˈwɒrɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRICK

cribellar
cribellum
cribrate
cribration
cribriform
cribrose
cribrous
cribwork
cricetid
Crichton
cricket
cricket ball
cricket bat
cricketer
cricketing
cricoid
cried
crier
cries
crikey

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRICK

can´t take a trick
card trick
Croagh Patrick
dirty trick
do the trick
Downpatrick
firebrick
Fitzpatrick
Garrick
gold brick
hat-trick
Kirkpatrick
Kubrick
Lego brick
limerick
party trick
pinprick
prick
strick
three-card trick

Synonyms and antonyms of crick in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRICK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «crick» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of crick
convulsion · cramp · jar · rick · spasm · twinge · wrench

Translation of «crick» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRICK

Find out the translation of crick to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of crick from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «crick» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

克里克
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

crick
570 millions of speakers

English

crick
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्रिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كريك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Крик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Crick
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফিক্ বেদনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crampe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kriket
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verrenken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クリック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

크릭
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Crick
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự giựt gân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிரிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिडखोर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

boyun tutulması
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

crampo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Crick
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

крик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Crick
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

crick
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Crick
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Crick
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kink
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crick

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRICK»

The term «crick» is very widely used and occupies the 11.504 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRICK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about crick

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «CRICK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word crick.
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Stephanie Beacham
I have to concentrate more intently when people speak. I always have to position myself on their right side so that I can hear out of my left ear. I sometimes get a crick in my neck from listening. But I don't there's too much else.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRICK»

Discover the use of crick in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crick and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul
Readers will come to appreciate the strength and dignity of Berneta Ringer, a true Western heroine as Doig celebrates his mother's life after finding a cache of her letters, photographs, and childhood writings.
Francis Crick, 1995
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Crick Crack, Monkey:
Hodge uses the voice of the central character, Tee, to tell a story that begins with two young children forced to live first with their aunt Tantie and then with Aunt Beatrice. Tanties world overflows with hilarity, aggression, and warmth.
Merle Hodge, 2013
3
What Mad Pursuit
Candid, provocative, and disarming, this is the widely-praised memoir of the co-discoverer of the double helix of DNA.
Francis Crick, 2008
4
Francis Crick: hunter of life's secrets
"In Francis Crick: Hunter of Life's Secrets, Robert Olby presents a full-length intellectual biography of Crick's life in science.
Robert Cecil Olby, 2009
5
The Boss: The Many Sides of Alex Ferguson
But Fergie's book told the story through only one pair of eyes. Now, Michael Crick, acclaimed biographer of Jeffrey Archer, writes the first fully rounded, independent portrait of Sir Alex.
Michael Crick, 2003
6
Democracy: A Very Short Introduction
ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.
Bernard Crick, 2002
7
Watson and Crick and DNA
Presents the accomplishments of the two men who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of the structure of DNA.
Christy Marx, 2005
8
Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code
In his fascinating biography of the scientific pioneer who uncovered the genetic code—the digital cipher at the heart of heredity that distinguishes living from non-living things—acclaimed bestselling science writer Matt Ridley traces ...
Matt Ridley, 2012
9
The History of the Social-Democratic Federation
This book offers the first full analysis of the Social Democratic Federation's (SDF's) history and is essential reading for historians of the Labour Movement.
Martin Crick, 1994
10
In Defence of Politics
First published in 1962 and regularly revised up until its final edition in 2002, this book argues passionately that politics - however messy and complex it might be and for all its seeming compromises and bitter divisions - is a vital ...
Bernard Crick, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRICK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crick is used in the context of the following news items.
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Budget 2015: George Osborne's speech in full
One of the first pieces of advice I received in the Treasury was to cancel the plan for the Crick Institute, Tate Modern extension and Crossrail ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Fairytale Yurt Comes To South Bank
Storytelling wizards Crick Crack Club are bringing their magical touch to South Bank this summer, in the form of a flag-bedecked yurt. «Londonist, Jul 15»
3
Mixed reaction to fuel duty freeze
The Chancellor said one of the first pieces of advice he received in the Treasury was to cancel the plan for the Crick Institute, Tate Modern ... «BT.com, Jul 15»
4
M1 closed for more than 12 hours after multi vehicle crash
The northbound stretch between Junction 16 at Northampton and Junction 18 at Crick was closed until early this afternoon - as a large part of ... «ITV News, Jul 15»
5
Biology youngsters enjoy end of year trip to Cambridge
... which is famous for being the place where James Watson and Francis Crick, scientists working at the Cambridge Cavendish Lab, announced ... «Clacton and Frinton Gazette, Jul 15»
6
Benefits mum-of-twelve to spend houndouts on boob op
By ANDY CRICK. published. in 28 minutes. Share. FACEBOOK. TWITTER. GOOGLE+. More... Share... Less... FACEBOOK. TWITTER. GOOGLE+. PINTEREST. «The Sun, Jul 15»
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Fatality fears over illegal high-speed road races
Residents of Crick also claim the impromptu races keep them awake at night and attract spectators in cars and on motorcycles, adding to the ... «Northampton Chronicle & Echo, Jul 15»
8
Making sense of big cancer data
Winton is funding the bioinformatics laboratories at the Francis Crick Institute, and supporting two group leaders who will carry out life-saving ... «Cancer Research UK, Jul 15»
9
Garden decking in Crick set on fire by vandals
A garden deck at the back of a house in Crick was set on fire by vandals. The incident happened in Chapel Lane sometime between 11.30pm ... «Daventry Express, Jul 15»
10
Fatality fears over illegal high-speed road races near Daventry
Residents of Crick also claim the impromptu races keep them awake at night and attract spectators in cars and on motorcycles, adding to the ... «Daventry Express, Jul 15»

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