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v. jinked, jink·ing, jinks
To make a quick, evasive turn: "He jinked every five seconds, and now brought his tank left again" (Tom Clancy).
To cause (a vehicle or an aircraft, for example) to make a quick, evasive turn.
1. A quick, evasive turn.
2. jinks Rambunctious play; frolic.
to move swiftly or jerkily or make a quick turn in order to dodge or elude
a jinking movement
[C18: of Scottish origin, imitative of swift movement]
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]
Past participle: jinked