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Definition of "crick" [crick]

  • A painful cramp or muscle spasm, as in the back or neck. (noun)
  • To cause a painful cramp or muscle spasm in by turning or wrenching. (verb-transitive)
  • Upper Northern & Western U.S. Variant of creek. See Regional Note at run. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crick" in a sentence
  • "Every day on the crick is a new story and my book was getting way too thick!"
  • "Where I came from the difference between a creek and a crick was a cow."
  • "You are surely a redneck if you say "crick" instead of "creek"."