from The Century Dictionary.

  • To twist; turn.
  • noun A sprain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A painful muscular spasm in the neck or back

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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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  • 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