break someone's neck

spoken
if someone says they will break your neck, they are threatening to hurt you very badly because they are angry with you

If you come near this place again, I'll break your neck.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • break someone's neck — break someone’s neck spoken phrase if someone says they will break your neck, they are threatening to hurt you very badly because they are angry with you If you come near this place again, I’ll break your neck. Thesaurus: ways of threatening… …   Useful english dictionary

  • break — break1 [ breık ] (past tense broke [ brouk ] ; past participle broken [ broukən ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 separate into pieces ▸ 2 fail to obey rules ▸ 3 make a hole/cut ▸ 4 destroy someone s confidence ▸ 5 when people learn news ▸ 6 stop for a short time …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • break */*/*/ — I UK [breɪk] / US verb Word forms break : present tense I/you/we/they break he/she/it breaks present participle breaking past tense broke UK [brəʊk] / US [broʊk] past participle broken UK [ˈbrəʊkən] / US [ˈbroʊkən] 1) [transitive] to make… …   English dictionary

  • break — ► VERB (past broke; past part. broken) 1) separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain. 2) make or become inoperative; stop working. 3) interrupt (a continuity, sequence, or course). 4) fail to observe (a law, regulation, or… …   English terms dictionary

  • break — 1 /breIk/ verb past tense broke, past participle broken 1 IN PIECES a) (T) to make something separate into two or more pieces, for example by hitting it, dropping it, or bending it: The thieves got in by breaking a window. | break sth in two/in… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • break — [[t]bre͟ɪk[/t]] ♦ breaks, breaking, broke, broken 1) V ERG When an object breaks or when you break it, it suddenly separates into two or more pieces, often because it has been hit or dropped. [V n] He fell through the window, breaking the glass …   English dictionary

  • neck — 1 /nek/ noun 1 PART OF THE BODY (C) the part of your body that joins your head to your shoulders: She wore a string of pearls around her neck. 2 CLOTHING (C) the part of a piece of clothing that goes around your neck: the neck of the shirt | The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • break — break1 verb (past broke; past participle broken) 1》 separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain.     ↘(of waves) curl over and dissolve into foam.     ↘(of the amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus) be discharged when the sac is… …   English new terms dictionary

  • neck — necker, n. neckless, adj. necklike, adj. /nek/, n. 1. the part of the body of an animal or human being that connects the head and the trunk. 2. the part of a garment encircling, partly covering, or closest to the neck; neckline. 3. the length of… …   Universalium

  • neck — [[t]nɛk[/t]] n. 1) anat. zool. the part of the body that connects the head and the trunk 2) the part of a garment encircling, partly covering, or closest to the neck; neckline 3) the slender part near the top of a bottle, vase, or similar object… …   From formal English to slang

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