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kink

kink

 
pronunciation:
kIngk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tight curl or twist.
Her hair has kinks in it.The wire has a kink where it was held by the pliers.
similar words:
coil, crew, curl, twist
definition 2: a sore muscle that feels like it is in a knot.
He got a kink in his neck while exercising.
synonyms:
cramp
similar words:
knot, stab, stitch
definition 3: a small problem that does not allow something to work well.
The rain put a kink in our picnic plans.
synonyms:
defect, fault, flaw, glitch
similar words:
catch, complication, hitch
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: kinked, kinking, kinks
definition: to cause to be curled or twisted.
Todd kinked the hose and the water stopped.
synonyms:
curl, twist
similar words:
bend, coil, crinkle, twine, warp
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