Kink - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kɪŋk|  American pronunciation of the word kink
Brit.  |kɪŋk|  British pronunciation of the word kink
- a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British) (syn: crick, rick, wrick)
- a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight (syn: twirl, twist)
- a person with unusual sexual tastes
- an eccentric idea
- a difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation


- curl tightly (syn: crape, crimp, frizz, frizzle)
- form a curl, curve, or kink (syn: curl, curve)

Examples a kink in my neck from lying in that awkward position for too long...

...the boss's fondness for nicknames is one of those kinks that staffers just have to put up with...

Below the kink the street degenerates rapidly.

He's got a kink I reckon. He'll end up in the nuthouse.

My hair kinked up in the salt water.

I am afraid to stay here. She is kinked.

The water hose had a kink in it.

Given the size of the task a few kinks are inevitable.

Take care to avoid kinking the wire.

there are still a few kinks to iron out

Word forms

I/you/we/they: kink
he/she/it: kinks
present participle: kinking
past tense: kinked
past participle: kinked
singular: kink
plural: kinks
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