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kink

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noun \ˈkiŋk\

Simple Definition of kink

  • : a tight bend or curl in something (such as a rope or hose)

  • : a pain especially in your neck or back that is caused by tight muscles

  • : a small problem or flaw

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of kink

  1. 1 :  a short tight twist or curl caused by a doubling or winding of something upon itself

  2. 2 a :  a mental or physical peculiarity :  eccentricity, quirk b :  whim

  3. 3 :  a clever unusual way of doing something

  4. 4 :  a cramp in some part of the body

  5. 5 :  an imperfection likely to cause difficulties in the operation of something

  6. 6 :  unconventional sexual taste or behavior

Examples of kink in a sentence

  1. <got a kink in my neck from lying in that awkward position for too long>

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



Origin and Etymology of kink

Dutch; akin to Middle Low German kinke kink


First Known Use: 1678


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kink

verb

Definition of kink

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to form a kink

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to make a kink in



1697

First Known Use of kink

1697



KINK Defined for Kids

kink

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noun \ˈkiŋk\

Definition of kink for Students

  1. 1 :  a short tight twist or curl (as in a thread or hose)

  2. 2 :  1cramp 1 <I've got a kink in my back.>

  3. 3 :  an imperfection that makes something hard to use or work <We need more rehearsals to work out the kinks.>

kinky

\ˈkiŋk-ē\ adjective <kinky hair>



Medical Dictionary

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kink

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noun \ˈkiŋk\

Medical Definition of kink

  1. 1:  a short tight twist or curl caused by a doubling or winding of something upon itself

  2. 2:  a cramp in some part of the body




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kink

verb

Medical Definition of kink

  1. :  to form a kink

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to make a kink in <blood vessels have been kinked and shut off—Benjamin Spock>




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