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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
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From the kick-off Storm got the ball and Joseph Procter came into the game with some jinking runs which caused the Rockets problems.
Brian Meehan's filly was neck and neck with eventual winner Speedfit Girl before jinking sharply to her left, giving Dwyer no chance of staying in the saddle.
The son of Halling was beaten the equivalent of a neck when fourth behind Sir Percy at Epsom but may well have won but for losing momentum when dramatically jinking with just yards to run.