kink kink


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


Derived Word(s)


  1. Sadly, this sympathy-for-the-devil tone permeates modern psychiatry: it says that every kink can be traced to some genetic mistake or childhood trauma.
  2. A kink in the supply chain owing to miscommunication among several financial bodies meant that the flow of physical bank notes to some provinces like Diyala was reduced to a trickle.
  3. One kink she's still trying to work out: figuring out a way for the suits to sustain enough counter pressure.


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    Building the Vitra Design Museum in the 1980s, construction workers hit a kink in the curvature of the roof. It was the architect's fault. Frank Gehry's spectacularly sculptural structure was simply too complicated to fully plan out with pencil and T-square. So for his next project, Gehry phoned up Lockheed, reasoning that the aerospace industry knew how to flawlessly model phenomenal complexity ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "I want to be a little more in tune before I step out on the court, because as you watch this team without me, they're like a great flowing machine," O'Neal said after practice yesterday in Phoenix. "I don't want to be the kink in the...
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Shaquille O'Neal Source: Washington Post

  2. "While not wanting to be prudish, the fact that will be located in the proximity to a number of schools give us pause," Mayor Gavin Newsom said in a statement this week.
    on Jan 31, 2007 By: Mayor Gavin Newsom Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "This is a professional road course right here, guys," Gaughan said. "There's no making a different course out of it, short-cutting it, making it shorter. This is a man's man road course. The 'Kink' takes some (guts) getting through there....
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Brendan Gaughan Source: Pit Road Scene

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