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noun neck pronunciation in British English /nek/ 
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singularneck
pluralnecks
  1. 1
    [countable] the part of the body that joins the head to the rest of the body

    The three winners had medals placed round their necks.

    The tight collar pinched his neck.

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    1. a.
      the part of a piece of clothing that touches or lies just below your neck

      the neck of a sweater

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  2. 2
    [uncountable] the flesh of an animal's neck when eaten as food
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  3. 3
    [countable] a long narrow part of something such as a bottle or a musical instrument

    the neck of a guitar/violin

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