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noun neck pronunciation in British English /nek/
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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
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  2. 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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