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Definition 1: a difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where kink or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there are still a few kinks to iron out

(kink is a kind of ...) a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result

"serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"

Definition 2: an eccentric idea - [noun denoting cognition]

(kink is a kind of ...) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

"it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

Definition 3: a person with unusual sexual tastes - [noun denoting person]

(kink is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 4: a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for kink in the sense of this definition

(kink is a kind of ...) an angular or rounded shape made by folding

"a fold in the napkin" "a crease in his trousers" "a plication on her blouse" "a flexure of the colon" "a bend of his elbow"

Definition 5: a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for kink in the sense of this definition

(kink is a kind of ...) a painful and involuntary muscular contraction

(kink belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 6: form a curl, curve, or kink - [verb of change]

Samples where kink or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling

Synonyms for kink in the sense of this definition

(kink is a kind of ...) undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

(kink implies ...) cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form

"bend the rod" "twist the dough into a braid" "the strong man could turn an iron bar"

Definition 7: curl tightly - [verb of contact]

Samples where kink or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • crimp hair

Synonyms for kink in the sense of this definition

(kink is a kind of ...) twist or roll into coils or ringlets

"curl my hair, please"

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