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QUIRK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quirk mean? 

QUIRK (noun)
  The noun QUIRK has 2 senses:

1. a strange attitude or habit
2. a narrow groove beside a beading

  Familiarity information: QUIRK used as a noun is rare.


QUIRK (verb)
  The verb QUIRK has 1 sense:

1. twist or curve abruptly

  Familiarity information: QUIRK used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUIRK (noun)


Sense 1quirk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A strange attitude or habit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

queerness; quirk; quirkiness; oddity; crotchet

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

strangeness; unfamiliarity (unusualness as a consequence of not being well known)


Sense 2quirk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A narrow groove beside a beading

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

channel; groove (a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record))


QUIRK (verb)


Sense 1quirk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Twist or curve abruptly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

She quirked her head in a peculiar way

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

twist (turn in the opposite direction)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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