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kink Explained

kink at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1678, nautical term, from Du. kink "twist in a rope" (also found in Fr. and Swed.), probably related to O.N. kika "to bend at the knee" (see kick). Figurative sense of "odd notion, mental twist" first recorded in Amer.Eng., 1803, in writings of Thomas Jefferson; kinky "sexually perverted" first recorded 1959, earlier it was used in the sense of "eccentric" (1889). ///

kink at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Dutch]//
1 a twist in something that is normally straight: kink in// --The water hose had a kink in it.//
2 a small problem in a plan, system etc: --Given the size of the task a few kinks are inevitable.//
3 something strange or dangerous in someone's character:
kink 2 v [I and T] to have or get a kink// --Take care to avoid kinking the wire.//

kink at Norwegian => English Of Explained:

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kink at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

183 Moby Thesaurus words for "kink":
acute pain, birthmark, bite, blackhead, bleb, blemish, blister,
boring pain, boutade, brainstorm, bug, bulla, capriccio, caprice,
catch, charley horse, check, cicatrix, cicatrize, cirrus, coil,
comedo, complication, conceit, corkscrew, crack, cramp, cramps,
crank, crater, craze, crazy idea, crick, crimp, crinkle, crisp,
crotchet, curl, curlicue, darting pain, deface, defacement, defect,
defection, deficiency, deform, deformation, deformity, difficulty,
disfiguration, disfigure, disfigurement, distort, distortion,
drawback, eccentricity, evolute, fad, failing, failure, fancy,
fantastic notion, fantasy, fault, faute, flaw, flimflam, foible,
fool notion, frailty, freak, freakish inspiration, freckle,
fulgurant pain, girdle pain, gnawing, griping, gyre,
harebrained idea, helix, hemangioma, hickey, hitch, hole, humor,
idiosyncrasy, imperfection, inadequacy, infirmity, involute,
jumping pain, keloid, knot, lancinating pain, lentigo,
little problem, maggot, mar, megrim, milium, mole, needle scar,
nevus, nip, notion, pang, paroxysm, passing fancy, pimple, pinch,
pit, pock, pockmark, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, prick,
problem, pustule, quirk, rift, ringlet, roll, scab, scar, scarify,
scratch, screw, scroll, sebaceous cyst, seizure, sharp pain, shoot,
shooting, shooting pain, shortcoming, snag, something missing,
spasm, spiral, split, stab, stabbing pain, stitch, strawberry mark,
sty, swirl, taint, tangle, tendril, thrill, throes, tormen, toy,
track, tweak, twinge, twirl, twist, twitch, vagary, verruca,
vesicle, volute, volution, vortex, vulnerable place, wale, warp,
wart, weak link, weak point, weakness, weal, welt, wen, whim,
whim-wham, whimsy, whirl, whitehead, whorl, wrench, wrinkle

kink at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (a): complexity, complexness, complication, implication, intricacy, perplexity, network, labyrinth, wilderness, jungle, involution, raveling, entanglement, coil, convolution, tangled skein, knot, Gordian knot, kink, gnarl, difficulty.

kink at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
1 a bend or twist in sth that is usually straight:
a dog with a kink in its tail * (figurative) We need to iron out the kinks in the new system.
2 (informal, disapproving) an unusual feature in a person's character or mind, especially one that does not seem normal
3 (AmE) = CRICK
verb [V, VN] to develop or make sth develop a bend or twist

Kink at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Kink \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.

Kink \Kink\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Kinked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To wind into a kink; to knot or twist spontaneously upon
itself, as a rope or thread.

Kink \Kink\, n. [Cf. {Chincough}, {Kink-haust}.]
A fit of coughing; also, a convulsive fit of laughter.

kink at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is
pulled tight [syn: {twist}, {twirl}]

v 1: curl tightly; "crimp hair" [syn: {crimp}, {crape}, {frizzle},
{frizz}, {kink up}]
2: form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at
the ceiling" [syn: {curl}, {curve}]

kink at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2007|April|21


Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: IPA » /kɪŋk/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-kink.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɪŋk

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » kinken|lang=enm, Inter: term » kynken|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: recons » cincian|lang=ang Inter: gloss » "to laugh"; attested by {{term|cincung||a fit of laughter|lang=ang}}, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro Inter: recons » kenk-||to laugh|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro Inter: recons » gang-||to mock, jeer, deride|lang=ine-pro, related to Inter: etyl » ang|- Inter: term » canc||jeering, scorn, derision|lang=ang. Cognate with Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » kinken||to kink, cough|lang=nl.


    Inter: en-ver » b

  • To laugh loudly.
    1. To gasp for breath as in a severe fit of coughing.


      Inter: en-nou » n

  • A convulsive fit of coughing or laughter; a sonorous indraft of breath; a whoop; a gasp of breath caused by laughing, coughing, or crying.

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » no or Inter: etyl » sv Inter: term » kink||a twist or curl in a rope|lang=no|lang=sv, from Inter: etyl » gml Inter: term » kinke||spiral screw, coil|lang=gml, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro Inter: recons » kenk-|lang=gem-pro, Inter: recons » keng-||to bend, turn|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro Inter: recons » gengʰ-||to turn, wind, braid, weave|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » is|- Inter: term » kengur||a bend or bight; a metal crook|lang=is.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, hair etc.
    1. : We couldnt get enough water to put out the fire because of a kink in the hose.''
    2. A difficulty or flaw that is likely to impede operation, as in a plan or system.
    3. : They had planned to open another shop downtown, but their plan had a few kinks.
    4. Inter: slan » g Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behaviour or taste.
    5. Inter: Scotland » dialect A fit of coughing or laughter.
    6. Inter: mathematic » s A positive 1-soliton solution to the Sine–Gordon equation
      Inter: trans-top » tight curl, twist, or bend

  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|kink
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|sykkyrä
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|coude|m
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|קשר|m|tr=kesher|sc=Hebr

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cacho
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|arruga|f, Inter: t+ » es|pliegue|m, Inter: t- » es|doblez|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|knut|c, Inter: t+ » sv|veck|n, Inter: t- » sv|fnurra|c

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » difficulty or flaw that impedes operation
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|puute, Inter: t+ » fi|vika
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|hic|m, Inter: t+ » fr|imprévu|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|problema|m, Inter: t+ » es|impedimento|m, Inter: t+ » es|pero|m, Inter: t- » es|inconveniente

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » peculiarity in sexual behaviour or taste
    • Finnish: kierouma
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|tara|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|desviación|f, Inter: t- » es|rareza|f, Inter: t- » es|desvarío|m, Inter: t- » es|excentricidad|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: transitiv » e To form a kink.
    1. Inter: intransitiv » e To be formed into a kink.
      Inter: trans-top » to form a kink

  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|arrugar, Inter: t+ » es|doblar

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * kinked
    • kinky
    • kinkle
    • kinkster

    Translation: et » kink
    Translation: fr » kink
    Translation: ko » kink
    Translation: io » kink
    Translation: kn » kink
    Translation: mg » kink
    Translation: my » kink
    Translation: no » kink
    Translation: pl » kink
    Translation: fi » kink
    Translation: ta » kink
    Translation: vi » kink
    Translation: zh » kink