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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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