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kink

kink

 
 
pronunciation:
kIngk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short, tight curl or twist, as in a wire, hose, or hair.
synonyms:
crimp, frizz, frizzle, twine
similar words:
coil, convolution, crew, curl, twirl, twist, volute
definition 2: a knotted soreness in a muscle, esp. in the back or neck.
synonyms:
cramp, crick
similar words:
charley horse, knot, spasm, stab, stitch, tweak
definition 3: a small problem or imperfection that prevents something from working well.
synonyms:
crimp, defect, fault, flaw, glitch
similar words:
catch, complication, hitch, imperfection, quirk, snag, wrinkle
definition 4: an odd idea or notion.
synonyms:
crotchet, notion, whimsy
similar words:
caprice, conceit, fancy, vagary, whim
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: kinked, kinking, kinks
definition: to twist into a kink or kinks.
synonyms:
curl, frizzle, twist
similar words:
bend, coil, crimp, crinkle, frizz, gnarl, knot, twine, warp
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