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crink

noun \ ˈkriŋk \

Definition of crink

plural -s
dialectal, England
: bend, twist

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Origin and Etymology of crink

Low German krink circle, ring; akin to Middle High German krinc circle, ring


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crink

transitive verb \ " \

Definition of crink

-ed/-ing/-s
dialectal, England

First Known Use of crink

1821


3

crink

intransitive verb \ " \

Definition of crink

-ed/-ing/-s
: to make or emit a thin abrupt metallic or crackling sound
  • cicadas crinking in the heat

Origin and Etymology of crink

imitative


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