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kinks

noun
plural of kink

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1 a painful sudden tightening of a muscle
  • got a kink in my neck from lying in that awkward position for too long

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3 a sudden impulsive and apparently unmotivated idea or action
  • whenever he got a kink in his head, he'd drop whatever he was doing to pursue this latest obsession

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kinks

verb
present tense third-person singular of kink

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“Kinks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/kinks. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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