from The Century Dictionary.
- To twist; turn.
- noun A sprain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A painful
muscular spasmin the neckor back
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- noun a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
- verb twist suddenly so as to sprain
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(n): a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (` rick 'and ` wrick' are British) more ...
qms commented on the word wrick
The right word writhes and wriggles quick;
The wordwright works to make it stick.
He'll use as a fetter
A wrinkled letter,
For wrestling words risks writer's wrick.
June 21, 2014