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crick is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of crick in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… so in 1962 Watson Crick and Wilkins …”

meanings of crick


  1. Alternative form of creek.
  2. 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.).
  3. The creaking of a door, or a noise resembling it.
  4. A small jackscrew.


  1. To cause to develop a crick; to create a crick in.
  2. To develop a crick (cramp, spasm).
  3. To twist, bend, or contort, especially in a way that produces strain.


  1. A village and civil parish in Daventry district, Northamptonshire, England (OS grid ref SP5872).
  2. A habitational surname derived from the placename.

crick frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word crick occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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