Translation of neck in Spanish:

neck

cuello, n.

Pronunciation /nɛk//nɛk/

noun

  • 1

    Anatomy
    (of person) cuello masculine
    (of animal) cuello masculine
    (of animal) pescuezo masculine
    (muscle/injury) (before noun) del cuello
    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 (in accident) desnucarse
    • Rubbing at his aching neck with the hand he still had, he turned toward the fire.
    • Density mass was determined by measuring the femoral necks and the lumbar spine.
    • Pull your shoulders down while leaning your head to each side to stretch your neck muscles.
    • He went back to watching TV, rubbing his stiff neck.
    • She stretched her long, graceful neck out to me and I drew back a little.
    • The narrow neck of the uterus is called the cervix.
    • The hangman miscalculated the drop and the man's neck was not broken.
    • He of course, took this as an invitation to kiss her exposed neck.
    • He wrenched him around and grasped his scrawny neck in a dangerously tight headlock.
    • He nuzzled my neck for a moment before raising his head.
    • Viridian enquires as she pats the dragon's thick, scaly neck.
    • Even such minor things as reading in bed or gritting your teeth can strain neck muscles.
    • I wanted to wring his scrawny little neck.
    • He drew his sword in one swift motion and prepared to slash it into the woman's exposed neck.
    • However, results may be limited, because the bladder neck and median prostate lobe cannot be treated.
    • In-hospital mortality after admission for fractured neck of femur is 13 % in England.
    • She was breathing heavily and rubbing her sore neck with one hand.
    • I grabbed the bars again, and craned my stiff neck to look out as far as I could.
    • Stage 1 involves stopping the heart beat of the foetus and softening the neck of the womb (cervix).
    • For example, figure 3 depicts an orthopaedics unit reviewing its care for patients with fractured neck of femur.
    • Despite being large the neck of the hernia is narrow, however, only surgery can correct it.
    • I wiped the back of my bare, sweaty neck with my hand.
    • Bone density measurements at the hip and femoral neck were also significantly lower in the anorexia nervosa group.
    • Changes in the bone mineral density of the lumbar spine, femoral neck and total hip were similar in both groups.
    • She tilted the girl's neck to the side, leaving the jugular exposed.
    • She got up and massaged her tight neck muscles.
    • Similar trends were found when measuring density at the femoral neck and greater trochanter.
    • 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.
    • I pictured the huge flightless bird with a lofty, slender neck and beady eyes.
    • Whispering my name once again, he tilted my head to the side, and kissed my bare neck.
    • She was given a neck brace and taken to the hospital on a stretcher.
    • The bulking agent is injected periurethrally or transurethrally under the submucosa to bulk the tissues around the bladder neck.
    • He suffered a neck injury that led to the end of his playing career.
    • She is suffering from whiplash and is wearing a neck brace as a precaution.
  • 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
    • He caught hold of the neck of the offending garment and ripped it clean to the hem.
    • She was wearing a thick polo neck sweater, but beneath it she wore next to nothing.
    • Tonight, Raven wore a silky red blouse with a high neck secured with gold buttons and enlaced with gold trimming.
    • "Yeah, OK, as long as I can use your halter neck.
    • 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.
    • Putting the logo on the sleeve or the neck is a popular, fresh approach that especially suits camp shirts.
    • 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.
    • Stoway won by a neck, with Takas and Vital Agreement finishing in a dead heat for second.
    • And the tactic pays off as Fire Up The Band just holds off the fast-finishing The Tatling to win by a neck.
    • Simington guided Coalhouse to a neck win in the ninth race at Louisiana Downs to reach the milestone.
    • The filly prevailed by a short head, with Chorist a neck away in third.
    • Allison then put on her tight black Capri pants and her red turtle neck.
    • I went through my wardrobe for a short denim skirt and a white halter neck.
    • Victory Smile was second, with Magic Winner a short neck behind in third.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • But he ran some good races in defeat before winning at Goodwood by a neck from Swinbrook.
    • Her only loss was a second-place finish by a neck in an allowance race on May 9 at Lyon-Parilly.
    • Indian Creek came from nowhere to claim the Hardwicke Stakes, winning by a neck from Bollin Eric in a thrilling finish.
    • I pulled the neck of my gown close about me and asked: ‘You guys sure you want to be out in this?’
    • 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?
    • Guided Tour was the runner-up, one length behind the winner and a neck ahead of Golden Missile.
    • Her pride and joy was a white polo neck sweater, white trousers and knee length jerkin.
    • Dunmurry King 5/1 which had come in as a reserve was a neck further away third.
    • He tugged at the neck of his turtleneck sweater feeling like it was a noose tightening with each attack.
    • 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.
    • Our favourite V - neck woolly jumper wearing lads are back to reclaim their throne.
    • She flicked through the dresses until a sky-blue halter neck dress caught her eye.
    • Kicking King edged out Monkerhostin by a neck on Monday to win the King George VI Chase at Sandown.
    • After being ninth with a furlong left to run, War Chant rallied six wide to win by a neck.
    • Gaelic Dream edged Just Heavens Gate by a neck for the second spot in the race for three-year-olds and older.
    • But Hughes didn't give up and Screwdriver gave one last push to win by a neck.
    • But he accelerated superbly to lead just after the last and eased down to win by a neck.
    • He was wearing a navy blue button neck polo shirt, worn blue jeans with a tear on the right leg and trainers.
    • Today he was wearing a cobalt button-down casual shirt with a collar neck.
    • On her latest outing Jamie Mackay's mount swept through to lead inside the final furlong and win by a neck from Astrocharm.
    • I'd downed three mouthfuls so far and was starting to sweat through my polo neck sweater.
  • 3

    • 3.1British (of pork, beef, lamb)

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

    • 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
    • To divert Turkish attention, the Royal Naval Division would make a feint attack at Bulair, at the narrow neck of the peninsula.
    • My hand trembled, the neck of the bottle knocked against the rim of the glass.
    • He held the bottle by its neck, and unscrewed the cap and dropped it.
    • It stood at the head of the spur, and was linked to the mass of the mountains by a broad neck.
    • One broke off the neck of the bottle in order to release the ointment.
    • I picked candle wax where it had run down the neck of the wine bottle and hardened.
    • After bouncing weighted nymphs along the bottom through the neck of a pool, a good-sized fish took, ran several yards and came off.
    • She ran towards it and picked up a hefty bottle by the neck.
    • Then he tore the cloth and soaked the torn ends in gasoline, and then stuffed them in the neck of each bottle.
    • 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.
    • The final straw came when the wine waiter let a single drop fall from the neck of the bottle on to the table.
    • A European bowed string instrument with a neck and resonator carved from a single piece of wood.
    • 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.
    • Grasping the broken bottle by its neck, he slashed at the crazed slayer with it.
    • Instead, she fitted a funnel attachment to the neck of the red bottle.
    • The necks of old port bottles, for example, usually have a slightly bulbous form.
    • She said Gavin, then 17, had been seen waving a bottle by its neck.
    • Max placed the guitar in Milo's lap, and Milo gently curled his long fingers around the neck.
    • I could never play it though I was always hypnotized by how people could strum the cords and work the neck of the guitar.
    • She stabbed another student with a broken bottle 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.
    • She placed her hand around the neck of the bottle and dragged it towards her.
    • I ran my fingers down the neck of the guitar, relishing how smooth and polished it felt.
    • 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.
    • Chase squeezed the neck of the bottle tightly, making his hands sweat and his knuckles go white.
    • After about twenty five minutes we passed through the narrow neck leading into Eagle bay.
    • He told the court how the man stared aggressively at him before walking over holding an empty bottle by the neck.
    • A single musician played a sprightly tune on a curious stringed instrument with two necks.
    • 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.
    • Stuffed into the neck of the bottle was a flame engulfed rag, blazing brightly.
    • She reached beside her and wrapped her fingers around the neck of a large pouch that she had to fill with water.
    • A narrow neck of land at the southeast corner of the peninsula connects it with the adjacent upland.
    • The Bard pulled up, hands reaching for the strings and neck of the lute.
    • D.J. steepled his fingers against the neck of his guitar, and then bent them over the chords.
    • Carlotta wrapped her slender fingers around the neck of the vase sitting next to her husband's chair.
    • Men tilting their pints and liquor gurgling out of the neck of the bottles in a steamy smoke-filled American pub.
  • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • She then returned alone into the pub, necked her drink, stared at everyone in threatening manner and left to puzzled looks all round.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The bus stops in Oklahoma and Sal meets a girl with whom he necks all the way to Indianapolis.
    • Of course there's nothing wrong with necking a few beers and getting caught up in the buzz of the World Cup.
    • After sleeping for most of the day and necking another handful of the same vitamin pills as yesterday, I'm feeling a lot better.
    • Usually I neck it with a big glass of orange juice just before my bacon roll during our morning tea break.
    • No worries, Mom - I think I've outgrown necking at my parents' house.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • You'll have to explain why you and Kiley are necking at your birthday party anyways.
    • 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.
    • You respond to physical stimulation, enjoy necking and spending hours just touching, feeling and exploring.
    • ‘Nearly everyone I know necks a few pints to get into the mood,’ Ian said.
    • 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.
    • Soon enough, she's necking passionately with the hot young author whose latest book she's been hired to work on.
    • 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.
    • I will name, also, Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr necking on the beach in From Here to Eternity.
    • Well, middle-aged people shouldn't be necking on TV; this is rule number-one.
    • They recommend passengers embarking on long flights neck an aspirin beforehand to avoid Economy Class Syndrome.
    • 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.
    • Ah well, I'll just blame it on the bourbon I've been necking all evening…
    • 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.
    • Apparently, Austin is responsible for necking one per cent of the tequila bought in the US - about five times the average.
    • 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’.
    • Ear-licking, necking in bushes, it's all there.
    • 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.
    • People don't want to see a big muscly man necking with his wife.
    • He was ordering two at a time and necking them like it was last orders in a Nottingham nightclub.
    • 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.
    • The boy grins and necks a pill that won't be invented again for another seven years.
    • She gets crushes on girls, or her gay male friends, though she spends a lot of time necking with a cross dresser named Curry.
    • We are an unlikely couple to be necking on the street.
    • Not to mention a weekend necking more Nurofen than is strictly recommended.
    • We watched the intro, which is a great, colourful and enticing cavalcade of various scenarios: people dancing, doing yoga, necking and so on.
    • I did run around a lot, eat a fair amount of food, neck a reasonable amount of champagne, and get fairly merry all up.
    • 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.
    • 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.