Kink meaning

kĭngk
An unusual or eccentric idea.
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Kink is defined as to make bends in something that is usually straight.

An example of kink is using a crimping iron on your hair.

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The definition of a kink is a bend or curl in something that is usually straight, an ache or cramp in a muscle or an unusual mannerism.

An example of a kink is a sharp bend in a piece of unwrapped wire.

An example of a kink is neck pain from sleeping in a strange position.

An example of a kink is always responding with a whistle when people say hello to you.

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A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, as one caused by the tensing of a looped section of wire.
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A painful muscle spasm, as in the neck or back; a crick.
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A difficulty or flaw that is likely to impede operation, as in a plan or system.
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A mental peculiarity; a quirk.
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Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behavior or taste.
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To form or cause to form a kink or kinks.
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A short twist, curl, or bend in a thread, rope, hair, wire, etc.
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A painful muscle spasm or cramp in the neck, back, etc.; crick.
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A difficulty or defect in a plan or process.
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A mental twist; odd notion; whim; eccentricity.
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A quirk; peculiarity.
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To form or cause to form a kink or kinks.
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A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, as one caused by the tensing of a looped section of wire.
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A painful muscle spasm, as in the neck or back; a crick.
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To form or cause to form a kink or kinks.
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To laugh loudly.
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To gasp for breath as in a severe fit of coughing.
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A convulsive fit of coughing or laughter; a sonorous indraft of breath; a whoop; a gasp of breath caused by laughing, coughing, or crying.
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A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, hair etc.

We couldn't get enough water to put out the fire because of a kink in the hose.

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A difficulty or flaw that is likely to impede operation, as in a plan or system.

They had planned to open another shop downtown, but their plan had a few kinks.

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An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.

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(slang, countable and uncountable) Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behaviour or taste.
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(Scotland, dialect) A fit of coughing or laughter.
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(mathematics) A positive 1-soliton solution to the Sine–Gordon equation.
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To form a kink or twist.
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(intransitive) To be formed into a kink or twist.
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Origin of kink

From Middle English kinken, kynken, from Old English *cincian ("to laugh"; attested by cincung (“a fit of laughter”)), from Proto-Germanic *kinkōną (“to laugh”), from Proto-Indo-European *gang- (“to mock, jeer, deride”), related to Old English canc (“jeering, scorn, derision”). Cognate with Dutch kinken (“to kink, cough”).