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"kink" - meanings, definitions, synonyms, thesaurus and antonyms

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  1. [n] - a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
  2. [v] - form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"; "The road curved"
  3. [v] - put a kink in
  4. [v] - curl tightly, of hair

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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

  1. \Kink\, n. [D. kink a bend or turn, or Sw. kink.]
    1. A twist or loop in a rope or thread, caused by a
       spontaneous doubling or winding upon itself; a close loop
       or curl; a doubling in a cord.
    
    2. An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.
       [Colloq.] --Cozzens.
    
  2. \Kink\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Kinked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Kinking}.]
    To wind into a kink; to knot or twist spontaneously upon
    itself, as a rope or thread.
    
  3. \Kink\, n. [Cf. {Chincough}, {Kink-haust}.]
    A fit of coughing; also, a convulsive fit of laughter.
    [Scot.]

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