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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.]

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]

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]
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

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
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

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.

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

kink

[kɪŋk]
1. n (in rope) → attorcigliamento; (in hair) → riccio (fig) (emotional, psychological, sexual) → aberrazione f
2. viattorcigliarsi

kink

(kiŋk) noun
a twist or bend, eg in a string, rope etc.
kinky adjective
(hair) with a lot of small curls.
References in classic literature ?
When she returned at three o'clock, her cheeks were a bright, pretty pink, and her hair, blown by the damp wind, had fluffed into kinks and curls wherever the loosened pins had given leave.
Oh, there were no kinks in it, any more than were there kinks in the hair of her entire genealogy.
You'd make a good soap-boxer," Tom commended, "if only you'd get the kinks straightened out in your reasoning.
He bent backward and forward stiffly from the hips to get the kinks out of himself.
Perhaps it is only by a kink in my nature, strong in me even in those days, that I felt in such an existence, the share of the great majority, something amiss.
A single kink in my brain," Thomson continued, "a secret weakness, perhaps even a dash of lunacy, and I might be quite reasonably the master-spy of the world.
There was not a soul for any of them to talk to except small farmers or fishermen; there were long winter evenings when the wind blew, whistling drearily through the leafless trees, and all around they saw nothing but the bare monotony of ploughed fields; and there was poverty, and there was lack of any work that seemed to matter; every kink in their characters had free play; there was nothing to restrain them; they grew narrow and eccentric: Philip knew all this, but in his young intolerance he did not offer it as an excuse.
Its Literature and Art have what one might call the kink of the unseen about them, and this persists even through decadence and affectation.
I tore myself out of it in such a hurry that I gave myself a kink in the neck.
You'll die if I do, that's the kink of it," said Haley,--"no
And I suppose he might have broken his neck by falling out of bed, if he got in an awkward kink.
To this day, then, that sudden kink in the straight line across the upper pasture remains a mystery to Sophie and George.