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English noun: rick

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

Synonymscrick, kink, wrick

Broader (hypernym)cramp, muscle spasm, spasm

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

2. rick (group) a stack of hay

Synonymshayrick, haystack

Broader (hypernym)stack

Narrower (hyponym)haycock

English verb: rick

1. rick (contact) pile in ricks

SamplesRick hay.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)heap, pile, stack

2. rick (body) twist suddenly so as to sprain

SamplesWrench one's ankle.
The wrestler twisted his shoulder.
The hikers sprained their ankles when they fell.
I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days.

ExamplesDid he rick his foot?

Synonymssprain, turn, twist, wrench, wrick

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)injure, wound

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