A V-neck or a V-neck sweater is a sweater with a neck that is in the shape of the letter V.
a high slitlike neckline of a garment that extends onto the shoulders
a short thick neck
A crew neck or a crew neck sweater is a sweater with a round neck.
a condition in horses in which the neck is straight and sagging rather than arched
to go to the right if the left rein is lightly pressed against the neck or to the left if the right rein is so pressed
A polo neck or a polo neck sweater is a sweater with a high neck which folds over.
A roll-neck sweater or a roll-necked sweater is a sweater with a high neck than can be rolled over.
Your neck is the part of your body which joins your head to the rest of your body.
a tube, rail, etc, curved like a swan's neck
a painful condition caused by contorting the neck to view the screen of a mobile phone or portable electronic device
effrontery ; nerve
a rounded low-cut neckline on a woman's garment
neck and neck:
In a competition, especially an election, if two or more competitors are neck and neck, they are level with each other and have an equal chance of winning .
an iced drink consisting of ginger ale or ginger ale and soda water, garnished with lemon, and sometimes containing an alcoholic liquor
by the neck:
(of a bottle of beer ) served unpoured
the thymus gland of an animal, used for food
neck and crop:
risk your neck:
to do something dangerous which could result in your being killed or injured
(of a woman's garment) having a low neckline
If someone describes a white person, especially a lower class American from the countryside, as a redneck, they disapprove of that person because they think he or she is uneducated and has strong, unreasonable opinions .
break one's neck:
to exert oneself greatly, esp by hurrying, in order to do something
a sweater with a crew neck
pain in the neck:
→ another term for pain (sense 4 )
risk one's neck:
to take a great risk
save one's neck:
to escape from a difficult or dangerous situation
up to one's neck:
If you say that someone is in some sort of trouble or criminal activity up to their neck, you mean that they are deeply involved in it.
wring sb's neck:
If you say that you will wring someone's neck or that you would like to wring their neck, you mean that you are very angry or irritated with them.
a plain, slightly rounded neckline without a collar, as on a dress or sweater
If you are wearing an open-necked shirt or blouse, you are wearing a shirt or blouse which has no buttons at the top or on which the top button is not done up.
neck of the woods:
an area or locality
save someone's neck:
to help someone else escape from such a situation
scruff of the neck the scruff of your neck:
If someone takes you by the scruff of the neck, they take hold of the back of your neck or collar suddenly and roughly .
swan's neck pediment:
a broken pediment, the outline of which consists of a pair of S-curves tangent to the cornice level at the ends of the pediment, rising to a pair of scrolls on either side of the center, where a finial often rises between the scrolls
to risk your neck:
If you say that someone is risking their neck, you mean they are doing something very dangerous, often in order to achieve something.
If someone is rubbernecking, they are staring at someone or something, especially in a rude or silly way.
a pain in the neck:
someone or something that is very annoying
get it in the neck:
to be punished or strongly criticized for something wrong that you have done
stick one's neck out:
to risk criticism, ridicule, failure, etc, by speaking one's mind
stick your neck out:
to say or do something which other people are afraid to say or do, even though this may cause trouble or difficulty for you
up to one's neck in:
deeply involved in
dead from the neck up:
this neck of the woods:
the place where you are at the moment
to stick your neck out:
If you stick your neck out, you bravely say or do something that might be criticized or might turn out to be wrong .
your neck of the woods:
Someone or something that is from your neck of the woods is from the same part of the country as you are.
the thymus gland of an animal, used for food
round one's neck/around one's neck:
If you say that you have something round your neck or around your neck, you mean that it is your responsibility and it causes you a lot of worry .
a millstone around your neck:
a very unpleasant problem or responsibility that you cannot escape from
breathe down someone's neck:
to be close behind someone in a race, contest, or other competitive situation