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noun     neck pronunciation in British English
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  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.

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

      the neck of a sweater

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the flesh of an animal’s neck when eaten as food
  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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