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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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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.