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KINK

 Dictionary entry overview: What does kink mean? 

KINK (noun)
  The noun KINK has 5 senses:

1. a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back ('rick' and 'wrick' are British)
2. a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
3. a person with unusual sexual tastes
4. an eccentric idea
5. a difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation

  Familiarity information: KINK used as a noun is common.


KINK (verb)
  The verb KINK has 2 senses:

1. curl tightly
2. form a curl, curve, or kink

  Familiarity information: KINK used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


KINK (noun)


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Meaning:

A painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back ('rick' and 'wrick' are British)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

wrick; rick; kink; crick

Hypernyms ("kink" is a kind of...):

cramp; muscle spasm; spasm (a painful and involuntary muscular contraction)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)


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Meaning:

A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

twirl; kink; twist

Hypernyms ("kink" is a kind of...):

bend; crease; crimp; flexure; fold; plication (an angular or rounded shape made by folding)


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Meaning:

A person with unusual sexual tastes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("kink" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)


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Meaning:

An eccentric idea

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("kink" is a kind of...):

idea; thought (the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about)


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Meaning:

A difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

there are still a few kinks to iron out

Hypernyms ("kink" is a kind of...):

difficulty (a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result)


KINK (verb)


Sense 1kink [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Curl tightly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

kink; frizz; kink up; crimp; frizzle; crape

Context example:

crimp hair

Hypernyms (to "kink" is one way to...):

curl; wave (twist or roll into coils or ringlets)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They kink their hair


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Meaning:

Form a curl, curve, or kink

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

curl; kink; curve

Context example:

the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling

Hypernyms (to "kink" is one way to...):

change surface (undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface)

"Kink" entails doing...:

bend; deform; flex; turn; twist (cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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