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kink

 (kĭngk)
n.
1. A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, as one caused by the tensing of a looped section of wire.
2. A painful muscle spasm, as in the neck or back; a crick.
3. A difficulty or flaw that is likely to impede operation, as in a plan or system.
4. A mental peculiarity; a quirk.
5. An unusual or eccentric idea.
6. Slang Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behavior or taste.
intr. & tr.v. kinked, kink·ing, kinks
To form or cause to form a kink or kinks.

[Dutch, twist in a rope.]
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kink

(kɪŋk)
n
1. a sharp twist or bend in a wire, rope, hair, etc, esp one caused when it is pulled tight
2. a crick in the neck or similar muscular spasm
3. a flaw or minor difficulty in some undertaking or project
4. a flaw or idiosyncrasy of personality; quirk
5. informal Brit a sexual deviation
6. US a clever or unusual idea
vb
to form or cause to form a kink
[C17: from Dutch: a curl in a rope; compare Middle Low German kinke kink, Old Norse kinka to nod]
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kink

(kɪŋk)
n.
1. a twist or curl, as in a thread, rope, wire, or hair.
2. a muscular stiffness or soreness, as in the neck or back.
3. a flaw or imperfection likely to hinder the operation of something, as a machine or plan.
4. a mental twist; notion; whim or crotchet.
5. an eccentricity or quirk.
v.t., v.i.
6. to form or cause to form a kink or kinks, as a rope.
[1670–80; < Dutch: a twist in a rope]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kink - a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
2.kink - a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tightkink - a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
crease, crimp, fold, plication, flexure, bend - an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
3.kink - a person with unusual sexual tastes
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
4.kink - an eccentric idea
idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
5.kink - a difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation; "there are still a few kinks to iron out"
difficulty - a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"
Verb1.kink - curl tightly; "crimp hair"
curl, wave - twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
2.kink - form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"
change surface - undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
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kink

noun
1. twist, bend, wrinkle, knot, tangle, coil, corkscrew, entanglement, crimp, frizz a tiny black kitten with tufted ears and a kink in her tail
2. quirk, eccentricity, foible, idiosyncrasy, whim, fetish, vagary, singularity, crotchet What kink did he have in his character?
3. flaw, difficulty, defect, complication, tangle, knot, hitch, imperfection working out the kinks of a potential trade agreement
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Translations
إلتِواء، إنْحِناء
bugtningknæk
snurîa, hnökri
kilpamazgelissmulkiai susiraitęs
cilpamezglssavijums

kink

[kɪŋk]
A. N (in rope etc) → retorcedura f, vuelta f; (in hair) → onda f; (in paper) → arruga f, pliegue m (fig) (emotional, psychological) → manía f, trauma m; (sexual) → perversión f
B. VIenroscarse; [hair] → ondularse
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

kink

[ˈkɪŋk] n
[rope] → entortillement m
to work out the kinks in sth → démêler l'écheveau de qch
(in hair)
I'm trying to get the kinks out of my hair → J'essaie de rendre mes cheveux moins crépus.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

kink

n
(in rope etc) → Knick m, → Schlaufe f; (in hair) → Welle f; to work out or iron out the kinks (fig)die Sache geradebiegen (inf)
(= mental peculiarity)Schrulle f, → Tick m (inf); (sexual) → abartige Veranlagung
vi (rope)Schlaufen bilden, sich verdrehen; (hair)sich wellen
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kink

[kɪŋk]
1. n (in rope) → attorcigliamento; (in hair) → riccio (fig) (emotional, psychological, sexual) → aberrazione f
2. viattorcigliarsi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

kink

(kiŋk) noun
a twist or bend, eg in a string, rope etc.
kinky adjective
(hair) with a lot of small curls.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Drug delivery: Catheter design, drug flow, kinking potential (establish and maintain the flow path), drug infusion.
In addition, the assessments of the tortuosity and kinking of arteries have also been described by magnetic resonance angiography (Del Corso et al, 1998; Schep et al, 2001; Kristmundson et al., 2012).
Problem Formulation of Propagation and Kinking of Interfacial Crack.
Because kinking of the catheter within the epidural space has not been widely reported it is difficult to surmise that it might be more likely if a greater length of catheter is inserted.