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jinx

jinx

 
 
pronunciation:
jIngks
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person, thing, or set of circumstances that is believed to cause bad luck.
The players called their new uniforms a jinx after they lost their first game.
similar words:
bane, charm, conjuration, curse, evil eye, hex, malediction, spell
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: jinxed, jinxes, jinxing
definition: to cause to have bad luck or turn out badly.
Don't make plans with my winnings; you'll just jinx me.
similar words:
conjure, curse, hex
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