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English noun: kink

1. kink (state) a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)


Synonymscrick, rick, wrick


Broader (hypernym)cramp, muscle spasm, spasm


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

2. kink (shape) a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight


Synonymstwirl, twist


Broader (hypernym)bend, crease, crimp, flexure, fold, plication

3. kink (person) a person with unusual sexual tastes


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

4. kink (cognition) an eccentric idea


Broader (hypernym)idea, thought

5. kink (cognition) a difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation


SamplesThere are still a few kinks to iron out.


Broader (hypernym)difficulty


English verb: kink

1. kink (contact) curl tightly


SamplesCrimp hair.


ExamplesThey kink their hair


Synonymscrape, crimp, frizz, frizzle, kink up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)curl, wave

2. kink (change) form a curl, curve, or kink


SamplesThe cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling.


Synonymscurl, curve


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change surface


Entailbend, deform, flex, turn, twist









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