French translation of neck
to throw one's arms round sb's neck
- [of person, bird]
- [of horse]
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 torticolisto stick one's neck out (informal)
⇒ 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 qchto 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.
- [of person, bird]
- [of garment]
see also V-neck
- [of bottle]
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)
⇒ the teenagers who were necking in the back row of the cinema
les adolescents qui se bécotaient sur les sièges du fond du cinéma
Example Sentences Including 'neck'
He rubbed his neck where she had jabbed him, fingering the small bead of blood that came away on his finger.TREASON KEEP (2001)
She quivered on the gallery floor as rough hands held her down and something cold and hard was snapped around her neck.TREASON KEEP (2001)
Lirael stepped forward, and Binder leapt out in a perfect stop thrust, straight through the Stilken's neck.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
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'neck' in Other Languages
- 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 Hälser
- Greek: λαιμός
- Italian: collo
- Japanese: 首 体
- Korean: 목
- Norwegian: hals
- Polish: szyja
- Portuguese: pescoço
- Romanian: gât gâturi
- 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