French translation of 'neck'
[of person, bird] cou m
[of horse] encolure f
to throw one’s arms round sb’s neck se jeter au cou de qn
She threw her arms round his neck and hugged him. Elle se jeta à son cou et l’étreignit.
a stiff neck un torticolis
to stick one’s neck out (informal) se mouiller
He was only too pleased to let someone else stick their neck out and take responsibility. Il était trop content de laisser quelqu’un se mouiller et endosser la responsabilité.
to risk one’s neck (= endanger o.s.) risquer sa peau
I won’t have him risking his neck on that motorcycle. Je ne veux pas le voir risquer sa peau sur cette moto.
to have sb breathing down one’s neck avoir qn sur le dos
Most farmers have bank managers breathing down their necks. La plupart des agriculteurs ont des directeurs de banque sur le dos.
to be up to one’s neck in sth (informal) [criminal activity] être mouillé(e) jusqu’au cou dans qch
to be up to one’s neck in debt être endetté(e) jusqu’au cou
He’s probably up to his neck in debt. Il est probablement endetté jusqu’au cou.
2. [of garment] encolure f see also V-neck
3. [of bottle] goulot m
neck of the woods (informal)
What brings you to this neck of the woods? Qu’est-ce que tu viens faire dans les parages ?
to be from sb’s neck of the woods être le pays or la payse de qn
(informal) (= kiss each other) se bécoter
the teenagers who were necking in the back row of the cinema les adolescents qui se bécotaient sur les sièges du fond du cinéma
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Example Sentences Including 'neck'
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The particular trial was for patients with head and neck cancer.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
ARMS Keep your neck and shoulders relaxed to aid arm action and reduce strain.The Sun (2016)
I planned to neck mine in one.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
One nun tearfully put her crucifix round his neck and prayed that he would be protected.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She needed emergency surgery for internal bleeding and reconstructive surgery to her face and neck.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
THERE is no excuse for anyone grabbing their wife 's neck.The Sun (2013)
The box jacket and skinny polo neck will be my go-to pieces for work.The Sun (2016)
The soundtrack alone makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Turn the chicken over and spoon the remaining pasta and sauce into the neck end.The Sun (2016)
Wear with a polo neck and bomber jacket to go from classic to cool in an instant.The Sun (2014)
He was value for further than the neck winning distance here three weeks ago.The Sun (2012)
It went so far up the neck the horse could have worn it for a tie.The Sun (2013)
That is why the corks stayed in the bottle necks.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The final test obliged both competitors to take it in turns to try to drop dried peas into the narrow neck of a wine bottle.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The two have been neck and neck for years.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
My consciousness moves into the stiffness of my neck and shoulders.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
So we went away and slung large ones down our necks for another hour and came back.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Another says that drinking alcohol will increase your chances of getting neck cancer.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Get that guitar round your neck and get on with it!The Sun (2007)
He had a noose round his neck.The Sun (2011)
I had to neck a few drinks first!The Sun (2008)
One had been shot four times in the neck and head.The Sun (2012)
She definitely needs clothes up to the neck to thin it out neck shirts are ideal for this.The Sun (2007)
Staff are also alleged to have pressed heavily on the necks of young people.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
THIS cheeky giraffe looks like it's longing to get some food and drink down its neck.The Sun (2016)
The tragic youngster suffered knife wounds to his neck and body.The Sun (2013)
Your best bet is investing in a comfortable pillow which properly supports your head and neck.The Sun (2017)
So why then, with just over five weeks to go, do the polls show that the race is neck and neck?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The driver pulled the bag tight around my face and neck.Christianity Today (2000)
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'neck' in Other Languages
British English: neck /nɛk/ NOUN
Your neck is the part of your body which joins your head to the rest of your body.
She threw her arms round his neck and hugged him.
- American English: neck
- Arabic: رَقَبَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pescoço
- Chinese: 脖子
- Croatian: vrat
- Czech: krk
- Danish: hals
- Dutch: nek
- European Spanish: cuello
- Finnish: kaula
- French: cou
- German: Hals
- Greek: λαιμός
- Italian: collo
- Japanese: 首 体
- Korean: 목
- Norwegian: hals
- Polish: szyja
- European Portuguese: pescoço
- Romanian: gât
- Russian: шея
- Spanish: cuello
- Swedish: hals
- Thai: คอ
- Turkish: boyun
- Ukrainian: шия
- Vietnamese: cổ gáy
Translation of neck from the Collins English to French Dictionary