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crick (n.1)

"painful cramping and stiffness in some part of the body (especially of the neck) making motion difficult," early 15c., of uncertain origin; OED says "probably onomatopœic." Middle English Dictionary points to Scandinavian cognates meaning "corner, bend."

crick (n.2)

"small stream, brook," early 13c., kryk, crick, crike; see creek.

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