wrick

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wrick twist suddenly so as to sprain "wrench 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"
    • n wrick a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wrick To twist; turn.
    • n wrick A sprain.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Wrick rik (prov.) to twist, turn.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low Ger. wrikken, to turn.

Usage

In literature:

I wricked it here intentionally in the door.
"Tommy and Grizel" by J.M. Barrie
One was the twin to the thing upon which the resourceful Wricks was playing.
"A Pagan of the Hills" by Charles Neville Buck
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