Translation of neck in Spanish:

neck

cuello, n.

Pronunciation /nɛk/

See Spanish definition of cuello

noun

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    Anatomy
    (of person) cuello masculine
    (of animal) cuello masculine
    (of animal) pescuezo masculine
    (muscle/injury) (before noun) del cuello
    save
    the back of the neck la nuca
    • I've got a stiff neck tengo tortícolis
    • if you say that again, I'll break your neck si vuelves a decir eso te rompo la crisma
    • to break one's neck matarse (trabajando)
    • I grabbed the bars again, and craned my stiff neck to look out as far as I could.
    • She was breathing heavily and rubbing her sore neck with one hand.
    • She stretched her long, graceful neck out to me and I drew back a little.
    • He went back to watching TV, rubbing his stiff neck.
    • He of course, took this as an invitation to kiss her exposed neck.
    • The hangman miscalculated the drop and the man's neck was not broken.
    • Whispering my name once again, he tilted my head to the side, and kissed my bare neck.
    • I wanted to wring his scrawny little neck.
    • Even such minor things as reading in bed or gritting your teeth can strain neck muscles.
    • She got up and massaged her tight neck muscles.
    • Pull your shoulders down while leaning your head to each side to stretch your neck muscles.
    • He nuzzled my neck for a moment before raising his head.
    • Viridian enquires as she pats the dragon's thick, scaly neck.
    • He wrenched him around and grasped his scrawny neck in a dangerously tight headlock.
    • I wiped the back of my bare, sweaty neck with my hand.
    • Rubbing at his aching neck with the hand he still had, he turned toward the fire.
    • He drew his sword in one swift motion and prepared to slash it into the woman's exposed neck.
    • She was given a neck brace and taken to the hospital on a stretcher.
    • She is suffering from whiplash and is wearing a neck brace as a precaution.
    • He suffered a neck injury that led to the end of his playing career.
    • I pictured the huge flightless bird with a lofty, slender neck and beady eyes.
    • She tilted the girl's neck to the side, leaving the jugular exposed.
    • The narrow neck of the uterus is called the cervix.
    • However, results may be limited, because the bladder neck and median prostate lobe cannot be treated.
    • A common example of this is the cervical smear test, which is a biopsy of the cells around a woman's cervix, the neck of the womb.
    • The bulking agent is injected periurethrally or transurethrally under the submucosa to bulk the tissues around the bladder neck.
    • Stage 1 involves stopping the heart beat of the foetus and softening the neck of the womb (cervix).
    • Changes in the bone mineral density of the lumbar spine, femoral neck and total hip were similar in both groups.
    • In-hospital mortality after admission for fractured neck of femur is 13 % in England.
    • Bone density measurements at the hip and femoral neck were also significantly lower in the anorexia nervosa group.
    • For example, figure 3 depicts an orthopaedics unit reviewing its care for patients with fractured neck of femur.
    • Similar trends were found when measuring density at the femoral neck and greater trochanter.
    • Despite being large the neck of the hernia is narrow, however, only surgery can correct it.
    • Density mass was determined by measuring the femoral necks and the lumbar spine.
  • 2

    Clothing
    cuello masculine
    escote masculine
    (measurement) cuello masculine
    a high neck un cuello cerrado
    • the dress has a low neck el vestido es muy escotado
    • I pulled the neck of my gown close about me and asked: ‘You guys sure you want to be out in this?’
    • He caught hold of the neck of the offending garment and ripped it clean to the hem.
    • Putting the logo on the sleeve or the neck is a popular, fresh approach that especially suits camp shirts.
    • He tugged at the neck of his turtleneck sweater feeling like it was a noose tightening with each attack.
    • Today he was wearing a cobalt button-down casual shirt with a collar neck.
    • Tonight, Raven wore a silky red blouse with a high neck secured with gold buttons and enlaced with gold trimming.
    • Her pride and joy was a white polo neck sweater, white trousers and knee length jerkin.
    • I'd downed three mouthfuls so far and was starting to sweat through my polo neck sweater.
    • She was wearing a thick polo neck sweater, but beneath it she wore next to nothing.
    • "Yeah, OK, as long as I can use your halter neck.
    • She flicked through the dresses until a sky-blue halter neck dress caught her eye.
    • I went through my wardrobe for a short denim skirt and a white halter neck.
    • The man picked up the three turtle necks and started to ring them up.
    • Does she want me to dress in turtle necks and jeans all the time?
    • Allison then put on her tight black Capri pants and her red turtle neck.
    • There was a piece of metal about this big stuck in the neck piece of my vest.
    • Choose wide, open or low-cut necks, which create length.
    • Our favourite V - neck woolly jumper wearing lads are back to reclaim their throne.
    • He was wearing a navy blue button neck polo shirt, worn blue jeans with a tear on the right leg and trainers.
    • Her only loss was a second-place finish by a neck in an allowance race on May 9 at Lyon-Parilly.
    • Bandari took to the front with four furlongs to go but he was pressured all the way to the finish by a group of five other horses before eventually winning by a head and a neck.
    • Kicking King edged out Monkerhostin by a neck on Monday to win the King George VI Chase at Sandown.
    • But Robinson's mount, trained by Clive Cox, battled back to take the lead once again in the closing moments to win by a neck.
    • Big Prairie and Gun Salute came running late to close the gap, but ran out of race track as Rush Bay held on to win by a neck.
    • Indian Creek came from nowhere to claim the Hardwicke Stakes, winning by a neck from Bollin Eric in a thrilling finish.
    • And the tactic pays off as Fire Up The Band just holds off the fast-finishing The Tatling to win by a neck.
    • But Hughes didn't give up and Screwdriver gave one last push to win by a neck.
    • After being ninth with a furlong left to run, War Chant rallied six wide to win by a neck.
    • But he accelerated superbly to lead just after the last and eased down to win by a neck.
    • Stoway won by a neck, with Takas and Vital Agreement finishing in a dead heat for second.
    • On her latest outing Jamie Mackay's mount swept through to lead inside the final furlong and win by a neck from Astrocharm.
    • Simington guided Coalhouse to a neck win in the ninth race at Louisiana Downs to reach the milestone.
    • But he ran some good races in defeat before winning at Goodwood by a neck from Swinbrook.
    • Gaelic Dream edged Just Heavens Gate by a neck for the second spot in the race for three-year-olds and older.
    • Guided Tour was the runner-up, one length behind the winner and a neck ahead of Golden Missile.
    • The filly prevailed by a short head, with Chorist a neck away in third.
    • Victory Smile was second, with Magic Winner a short neck behind in third.
    • The eight-year-old has finished in the frame in both his starts this season and went down by only a neck to On The Outside over fences at Stratford last month.
    • Dunmurry King 5/1 which had come in as a reserve was a neck further away third.
  • 3

    • 3.1mainly British (of pork, beef, lamb)

      cuello masculine
      • For beef, good casserole cuts are shin, brisket, neck, topside, thick flank or shoulder.
      • Richard freeze-dried the head and neck and saved the meat for venison patties.
      • TODAY IS St Patrick's Day and one thing you can be sure of in Ireland is a good Irish stew, made with lamb neck, onions and potatoes.
      • My cache includes a fat bouquet of coriander, some lamb neck fillets raised at Boathouse Farm near Lewes, and a pot of yellow honey from Sussex bees.
      • You need best end of neck lamb chops but don't over-trim them; leave a little fat on for flavour.
      • Stuffed pork fillet roll is also offered, as is pork neck, and pork kebab.
      • They had no bed, breakfast was bread and water and dinner was a bowl of rice with chicken carcass or turkey neck.
      • They'd use cheap neck and leg cuts but not the most amazing lamb cutlets.
      • Go for sweet-tasting neck fillets and simply sauté them in olive oil with onions, garlic and some chunky carrots.
      • She creates the tasty treat by arranging layers of onion, tomato and pork neck steak on the skewer.
      • What next - peppered shark or ostrich neck marinated in Calvados?
      • Purists maintain that the only acceptable and traditional ingredients are neck mutton chops or kid, potatoes, onions, and water.
      • Add garlic, thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, juniper berries, peppercorns, reserved duck necks and remaining duck or goose fat.

    • 3.2(in horse-racing)

      cabeza feminine
      to win/lose by a (short) neck ganar/perder por una cabeza

  • 4

    (of bottle, vase) cuello masculine
    (of guitar, violin) mástil masculine
    (of land, water) istmo masculine
    the neck of the womb el cuello uterino / del útero
    • After an hour's steaming they came to a channel between two narrow necks of land through which the tide rushed with the frenzy of the Severn Bore.
    • A narrow neck of land at the southeast corner of the peninsula connects it with the adjacent upland.
    • To divert Turkish attention, the Royal Naval Division would make a feint attack at Bulair, at the narrow neck of the peninsula.
    • After about twenty five minutes we passed through the narrow neck leading into Eagle bay.
    • It stood at the head of the spur, and was linked to the mass of the mountains by a broad neck.
    • The evacuation of the people of Kyle and of Kyleakin on Skye on the other side of the narrow neck of Loch Alsh began at once.
    • After bouncing weighted nymphs along the bottom through the neck of a pool, a good-sized fish took, ran several yards and came off.
    • A European bowed string instrument with a neck and resonator carved from a single piece of wood.
    • D.J. steepled his fingers against the neck of his guitar, and then bent them over the chords.
    • I ran my fingers down the neck of the guitar, relishing how smooth and polished it felt.
    • A single musician played a sprightly tune on a curious stringed instrument with two necks.
    • I could never play it though I was always hypnotized by how people could strum the cords and work the neck of the guitar.
    • Max placed the guitar in Milo's lap, and Milo gently curled his long fingers around the neck.
    • The Bard pulled up, hands reaching for the strings and neck of the lute.
    • Instead, she fitted a funnel attachment to the neck of the red bottle.
    • She said Gavin, then 17, had been seen waving a bottle by its neck.
    • He told the court how the man stared aggressively at him before walking over holding an empty bottle by the neck.
    • If your corkscrew won't shift it, try running hot water over the neck of the bottle to expand the glass, then revert to the corkscrew.
    • My hand trembled, the neck of the bottle knocked against the rim of the glass.
    • Men tilting their pints and liquor gurgling out of the neck of the bottles in a steamy smoke-filled American pub.
    • The final straw came when the wine waiter let a single drop fall from the neck of the bottle on to the table.
    • Describing the incident in the caravan, he said the man had hold of a vodka bottle by the neck and he reached for the knife out of panic and fear.
    • I picked candle wax where it had run down the neck of the wine bottle and hardened.
    • The necks of old port bottles, for example, usually have a slightly bulbous form.
    • He held the bottle by its neck, and unscrewed the cap and dropped it.
    • One broke off the neck of the bottle in order to release the ointment.
    • To decant these bottles successfully all you need to do is to hold the neck of the bottle above a bright light and pour the contents slowly into a clean jug, or decanter.
    • Chase squeezed the neck of the bottle tightly, making his hands sweat and his knuckles go white.
    • Stuffed into the neck of the bottle was a flame engulfed rag, blazing brightly.
    • She placed her hand around the neck of the bottle and dragged it towards her.
    • Then he tore the cloth and soaked the torn ends in gasoline, and then stuffed them in the neck of each bottle.
    • She ran towards it and picked up a hefty bottle by the neck.
    • Grasping the broken bottle by its neck, he slashed at the crazed slayer with it.
    • Carlotta wrapped her slender fingers around the neck of the vase sitting next to her husband's chair.
    • She reached beside her and wrapped her fingers around the neck of a large pouch that she had to fill with water.
  • 5British informal

    (impudence)
    cara (dura) feminine informal
    descaro masculine

intransitive verb

informal
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    besuquearse informal
    darse el lote Spain informal
    pegarse el lote Spain informal
    fajarse Mexico informal
    chapar River Plate informal
    amacizarse Colombia informal
    atracar Chile informal
    jamonearse Venezuela informal
    • Mark and Will saw me necking my drink in an effort to escape, and saved me by calling me over to tell me something ‘very important’.
    • It was Ursula down in reception, ready for our joint leaving do, so I necked the drink and carted off my stuff, taking a last look around the office that has been a second home for the last six years.
    • She then returned alone into the pub, necked her drink, stared at everyone in threatening manner and left to puzzled looks all round.
    • I have to say, though, necking champagne on a rooftop with one of the best views of the city beats the actual handover event hands down.
    • Of course there's nothing wrong with necking a few beers and getting caught up in the buzz of the World Cup.
    • I headed to the pub, and was stunned by the noise, the crowd, the smoke and the astonishing quantities of alcohol that were being necked by the denizens of Carlisle.
    • I necked some Lucozade, three lattes and a tea in an attempt to stay awake, and walked up and down Tottenhan Court Road with Mark at lunchtime in a vain attempt to stave off unconsciousness.
    • Usually I neck it with a big glass of orange juice just before my bacon roll during our morning tea break.
    • ‘Nearly everyone I know necks a few pints to get into the mood,’ Ian said.
    • Ah well, I'll just blame it on the bourbon I've been necking all evening…
    • After sleeping for most of the day and necking another handful of the same vitamin pills as yesterday, I'm feeling a lot better.
    • Lucky for him, I was agoraphobic at the time, and could barely make it to the corner shop without necking a month's supply of Valium.
    • He's not here just at the moment though as he's currently necking a couple of gin and tonics to soothe the nerves in the Big Blogger green room.
    • He was ordering two at a time and necking them like it was last orders in a Nottingham nightclub.
    • I made my excuses, scabbed £20 for a cab off a friend and ran home, where I necked some painkillers, kicked off my boots, dived into bed fully clothed and slept for five hours.
    • They recommend passengers embarking on long flights neck an aspirin beforehand to avoid Economy Class Syndrome.
    • I did run around a lot, eat a fair amount of food, neck a reasonable amount of champagne, and get fairly merry all up.
    • The boy grins and necks a pill that won't be invented again for another seven years.
    • Apparently, Austin is responsible for necking one per cent of the tequila bought in the US - about five times the average.
    • Not to mention a weekend necking more Nurofen than is strictly recommended.
    • Frequently ravers would continue into the next day as they necked more pills in a quest to recapture the feeling of the first rush, or to retreat from the depressing re - entry into the grey normality of the everyday.
    • As a big fan myself, I was glad to see so many folks just can't get enough kissing, necking, smooching, or whatever you like to call the delicious union of lips, tongues and mouths.
    • I fondly recall my early sexual experiences, where discovery, anticipation, and mystery were such a big part of the excitement, and you spent hours just necking before even thinking of heading south - if you even dared.
    • I was speechless, however, when I found that the pair who had been observed necking in the farthest corner of the room about an hour ago remained in the same position, totally oblivious to the happenings around them.
    • Personally, I'm still a big fan of the early years, with all that pre-sex necking in a dark corner for, like, three hours until you're both so randy you can hardly see straight.
    • Her attempts to push the relationship forward move at a glacial pace, but eventually she and her new lover are forced, mostly by embarrassment, to progress from necking.
    • We watched the intro, which is a great, colourful and enticing cavalcade of various scenarios: people dancing, doing yoga, necking and so on.
    • Well, middle-aged people shouldn't be necking on TV; this is rule number-one.
    • We are an unlikely couple to be necking on the street.
    • No worries, Mom - I think I've outgrown necking at my parents' house.
    • Soon enough, she's necking passionately with the hot young author whose latest book she's been hired to work on.
    • People don't want to see a big muscly man necking with his wife.
    • Ear-licking, necking in bushes, it's all there.
    • It seems they're necking on the decking, whispering sweet nothings by the sweet peas and what they get up to behind the shrubbery is nobody's business.
    • You respond to physical stimulation, enjoy necking and spending hours just touching, feeling and exploring.
    • I will name, also, Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr necking on the beach in From Here to Eternity.
    • The bus stops in Oklahoma and Sal meets a girl with whom he necks all the way to Indianapolis.
    • She will gossip about you if she sees you behaving outside of the boundaries of moral decency (like necking in the park), especially with someone that happens NOT to be your better half.
    • You'll have to explain why you and Kiley are necking at your birthday party anyways.
    • Not just kissing, they were necking passionately, hands all over each other, inside each other's clothing, oblivious of me, of anyone or anything but their mutual passion.