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crick

noun

1 crick

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

synonyms: kink, rick, wrick.

Roget 378: pain; suffering, sufferance, suffrance; bodily pain, physical pain, bodily suffering, physical suffering, body pain; mental suffering etc. 828; dolour, ache; ... show more



2 Crick

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

synonyms: Francis Crick, Francis Henry Compton Crick.

verb

1 crick

Twist (a body part) into a strained position.


Moby thesaurus: acute pain, bite, boring pain, branch, brook, charley horse, chirk, chirking, chirp, chirrup, cramp, cramps, creak, darting pain, fulgurant pain, gill, girdle pain, gnawing, griping, hitch ... show more.

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