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neck: phr. (1) with ref. to hanging or beheading 1H4 II. i. 68 “I'll give thee this neck,” H5 IV. viii. 44 “let his neck answer for it” ; (2) denoting the laying of a charge upon one Oth. V. ii. 168 “men must lay their murders on your neck” ; (3) “in” or “on the neck of,” immediately after 1H4 IV. iii. 92 “in the neck of that,” Sonn. cxxxi. 11 “One on another's neck” ; (4) “break” (one's) “neck,” destroy, kill Troil. III. iii. 262, V. iv. 34 “a plague break thy neck!,” Cor. III. iii. 30.
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