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jinx

 (jĭngks)
n.
1. A person or thing that is believed to bring bad luck.
2. A condition or period of bad luck that appears to have been caused by a specific person or thing.
tr.v. jinxed, jinx·ing, jinx·es
To bring bad luck to.

[Possibly from jynx, wryneck (from its use in witchcraft), from Latin iynx, from Greek iunx, perhaps from iuzein, to call, cry.]

jinx

(dʒɪŋks)
n
an unlucky or malevolent force, person, or thing
vb
(tr) to be or put a jinx on
[C20: perhaps from New Latin Jynx genus name of the wryneck, from Greek iunx wryneck, the name of a bird used in magic]

jinx

(dʒɪŋks)

n.
1. one thought to bring bad luck.
2. a condition or spell of misfortune.
v.t.
3. to bring bad luck to.
[1910–15, Amer.; perhaps < Latin jynx wryneck (bird used in divination and magic) < Greek íynx]

jinx


Past participle: jinxed
Gerund: jinxing

Imperative
jinx
jinx
Present
I jinx
you jinx
he/she/it jinxes
we jinx
you jinx
they jinx
Preterite
I jinxed
you jinxed
he/she/it jinxed
we jinxed
you jinxed
they jinxed
Present Continuous
I am jinxing
you are jinxing
he/she/it is jinxing
we are jinxing
you are jinxing
they are jinxing
Present Perfect
I have jinxed
you have jinxed
he/she/it has jinxed
we have jinxed
you have jinxed
they have jinxed
Past Continuous
I was jinxing
you were jinxing
he/she/it was jinxing
we were jinxing
you were jinxing
they were jinxing
Past Perfect
I had jinxed
you had jinxed
he/she/it had jinxed
we had jinxed
you had jinxed
they had jinxed
Future
I will jinx
you will jinx
he/she/it will jinx
we will jinx
you will jinx
they will jinx
Future Perfect
I will have jinxed
you will have jinxed
he/she/it will have jinxed
we will have jinxed
you will have jinxed
they will have jinxed
Future Continuous
I will be jinxing
you will be jinxing
he/she/it will be jinxing
we will be jinxing
you will be jinxing
they will be jinxing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jinxing
you have been jinxing
he/she/it has been jinxing
we have been jinxing
you have been jinxing
they have been jinxing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jinxing
you will have been jinxing
he/she/it will have been jinxing
we will have been jinxing
you will have been jinxing
they will have been jinxing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jinxing
you had been jinxing
he/she/it had been jinxing
we had been jinxing
you had been jinxing
they had been jinxing
Conditional
I would jinx
you would jinx
he/she/it would jinx
we would jinx
you would jinx
they would jinx
Past Conditional
I would have jinxed
you would have jinxed
he/she/it would have jinxed
we would have jinxed
you would have jinxed
they would have jinxed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jinx - a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
2.jinx - an evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"
magic spell, magical spell, charm, spell - a verbal formula believed to have magical force; "he whispered a spell as he moved his hands"; "inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese"
Verb1.jinx - cast a spell over someone or somethingjinx - cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
voodoo - bewitch by or as if by a voodoo
spell - place under a spell
becharm, charm - control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft
2.jinx - foredoom to failure; "This project is jinxed!"
preordain, foreordain, predestine - foreordain or determine beforehand

jinx

noun
1. curse, plague, voodoo, nemesis, black magic, hoodoo (informal), hex (U.S. & Canad. informal), evil eye He fears an injury jinx could wreck his chances.
verb
1. curse, bewitch, hex (U.S. & Canad. informal) He's trying to rattle me, he said to himself, trying to jinx me so I can't succeed.

jinx

noun
Informal. Something or someone believed to bring bad luck:
verb
Informal. To bring bad luck or evil to:
Translations

jinx

[dʒɪŋks]
A. N (= person) → cenizo/a m/f, gafe mf; (= spell) → gafe m, maleficio m
there's a jinx on itestá gafado, tiene la negra
to put a jinx on sthechar mal de ojo a algo
B. VTtraer mala suerte a, gafar (Sp)
to be jinxed [person, project] → tener gafe

jinx

[ˈdʒɪŋks] n
(= curse) → mauvais sort m, sort m
to put a jinx on sth → jeter un sort à qch
to put a jinx on sb → porter la poisse à qn
(= person who brings bad luck) → personne f qui porte la poisse

jinx

n there must be or there’s a jinx on itdas ist verhext; there must be or there’s a jinx on uswir sind vom Unglück verfolgt; to put a jinx on somethingetw verhexen

jinx

[dʒɪŋks] (fam) n (curse) → malocchio; (person) → iettatore/trice; (thing) → cosa che porta sfortuna
there's a jinx on him → è iellato
to put a jinx on sb → gettare il malocchio su qn
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