wrick

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English wricken, probably from Middle Dutch wricken (Modern Dutch wrikken (to wriggle)) or Middle Low German wricken (to move jerkily; sprain) (Modern German Low German wricken (to row; scull; move back and forth)). Compare also Danish vrikke (to move; turn; wriggle), Swedish vricka (to sprain; twist; scull).

Verb[edit]

wrick (third-person singular simple present wricks, present participle wricking, simple past and past participle wricked)

  1. To twist; turn
  2. To wrench; strain

Noun[edit]

wrick (plural wricks)

  1. A painful muscular spasm in the neck or back

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