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jink

 (jĭngk)
v. jinked, jink·ing, jinks
v.intr.
To make a quick, evasive turn: "He jinked every five seconds, and now brought his tank left again" (Tom Clancy).
v.tr.
To cause (a vehicle or an aircraft, for example) to make a quick, evasive turn.
n.
1. A quick, evasive turn.
2. jinks Rambunctious play; frolic.

[Origin unknown.]

jink

(dʒɪŋk)
vb
to move swiftly or jerkily or make a quick turn in order to dodge or elude
n
a jinking movement
[C18: of Scottish origin, imitative of swift movement]

jink

(dʒɪŋk)

n.
1. jinks, prankish or frolicsome activities; high jinks.
2. a quick, jerky move or turn.
v.i.
3. to make a quick, jerky move or turn.
[1690–1700; orig. uncertain]

jink


Past participle: jinked
Gerund: jinking

Imperative
jink
jink
Present
I jink
you jink
he/she/it jinks
we jink
you jink
they jink
Preterite
I jinked
you jinked
he/she/it jinked
we jinked
you jinked
they jinked
Present Continuous
I am jinking
you are jinking
he/she/it is jinking
we are jinking
you are jinking
they are jinking
Present Perfect
I have jinked
you have jinked
he/she/it has jinked
we have jinked
you have jinked
they have jinked
Past Continuous
I was jinking
you were jinking
he/she/it was jinking
we were jinking
you were jinking
they were jinking
Past Perfect
I had jinked
you had jinked
he/she/it had jinked
we had jinked
you had jinked
they had jinked
Future
I will jink
you will jink
he/she/it will jink
we will jink
you will jink
they will jink
Future Perfect
I will have jinked
you will have jinked
he/she/it will have jinked
we will have jinked
you will have jinked
they will have jinked
Future Continuous
I will be jinking
you will be jinking
he/she/it will be jinking
we will be jinking
you will be jinking
they will be jinking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jinking
you have been jinking
he/she/it has been jinking
we have been jinking
you have been jinking
they have been jinking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jinking
you will have been jinking
he/she/it will have been jinking
we will have been jinking
you will have been jinking
they will have been jinking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jinking
you had been jinking
he/she/it had been jinking
we had been jinking
you had been jinking
they had been jinking
Conditional
I would jink
you would jink
he/she/it would jink
we would jink
you would jink
they would jink
Past Conditional
I would have jinked
you would have jinked
he/she/it would have jinked
we would have jinked
you would have jinked
they would have jinked
Translations

jink

[dʒɪŋk] VI (Brit) (= zigzag) → dar un bandazo
he jinked out of the wayse salió del camino dando un bandazo

jink

[ˈdʒɪŋk] vi (British)zigzaguer
References in classic literature ?
Why even Jink might hit that sort of bird," cried Sir Howard, hilariously slapping his host on the back.
If I were to tell Hoggs or Halkett that old Jink was an assassin, they would almost die of laughter before my eyes.
Names like Tompkins and Jenkins and Jinks are funny without being vulgar; I mean they are vulgar without being common.
As Dance A Daydream had had only a handful of runs, I understand why the stewards would have had sympathy for him, as it was obviously greenneess that caused him to jink, and there was nothing Spencer could do about it, as he did have the whip in the correct hand.
He did jink at something but take nothing away from his performance.
The jink caused jockey Philip Robinson to become unbalanced, momentarily drop his reins and get in a tangle.
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JUNGLE JINKS, unbeaten in three runs over fences this season, is set to appear next in the Towton Novices' Chase at Wetherby on February 1 when trainer George Moore hopes to find out just how good he is.
He said on April 24 this year Miss Cooke went to the defendant's home to drop off some of his belongings and that during a conversation in her car they had started to argue, Jinks being unhappy that his ex-partner was seeing someone else.