What does crick mean?

Definitions for crickkrɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crick, kink, rick, wrick(noun)

    a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)

  2. Crick, Francis Crick, Francis Henry Compton Crick(verb)

    English biochemist who (with Watson in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (1916-2004)

  3. crick(verb)

    twist (a body part) into a strained position

    "crick your neck"


  1. crick(Noun)

    A painful muscular cramp or spasm of some part of the body, as of the neck or back, making it difficult to move the part affected. (Compare catch.)

  2. crick(Verb)

    to violently spasm.

  3. Crick(ProperNoun)

    A village in Northamptonshire, England

  4. Crick(ProperNoun)

    A habitational surname derived from the placename

  5. Crick(ProperNoun)

    Francis Crick co-discoverer of the structure of DNA

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crick(noun)

    the creaking of a door, or a noise resembling it

  2. Crick(noun)

    a painful, spasmodic affection of the muscles of some part of the body, as of the neck or back, rendering it difficult to move the part

  3. Crick(noun)

    a small jackscrew

  4. Origin: [The same as creek a bending, twisting. See Creek, Crook.]


  1. Crick

    Crick is a village in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire in England. It is close to the border with Warwickshire, 6 miles east of Rugby and 14 miles north-west of Northampton. The villages of Crick and West Haddon were by-passed by the A428 main road from Rugby to Northampton when the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal was built in 1996. The terminal is a short distance east of junction 18 the M1 motorway which is next to Crick. Crick's population in the 2001 census was 1,460.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crick

    krik, n. a spasm or cramp of the muscles, esp. of the neck. [Prob. onomatopœic.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crick in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Matt MacDonald:

    People visualize DNA in the classical helix structure in the way that Watson and Crick discovered it, when you put DNA into this solution, though, it starts to organize itself in a bulk liquid crystal. It’s not quite a liquid or a solid, it transitions through phases. That’s what people are seeing through these images. Being able to visualize it in an attractive way is pretty cool.

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