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English noun: jinx

1. jinx (person) a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him


Broader (hypernym)unfortunate, unfortunate person

2. jinx (communication) an evil spell

SamplesA witch put a curse on his whole family.
He put the whammy on me.

Synonymscurse, hex, whammy

Broader (hypernym)charm, magic spell, magical spell, spell

English verb: jinx

1. jinx (communication) cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something

Synonymsbewitch, enchant, glamour, hex, witch

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)becharm, charm

Narrower (hyponym)spell, voodoo

2. jinx (cognition) foredoom to failure

SamplesThis project is jinxed!.

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)foreordain, predestine, preordain

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