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  • n  a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him
  • n  an evil spell
  • v  cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
  • v  foredoom to failure
    This project is jinxed!

  • Cover Jinx Sirs: PTI cover jinx still seems to be working.
  • During the game, his Yankees teammates abided by the superstition that no one was to talk to the pitcher throwing a no-hitter, lest they would jinx the history unfolding before them.
  • Champion jinx in French shipping, which has had more than its share of bad luck and inept seamanship, has roosted on the red-and-black funnels of the 34,569-ton luxury liner Paris.
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  • Paul Pierce in The Associated Press
    It's going to have to happen if we're going to win the title,Paul Pierce said. "I mean, that would be great. I'm not going to try to jinx it right now. We've got to win one game, that's the goal, but it would be amazing if we get it done."
  • Christopher Nolan in The Press Association
    He said: "I refuse to answer the question on the grounds that I don't want to jinx the film. My fingers are crossed, and I'm hopeful that the film is going to be a success for the studio, because they really supported me making a film that I'm very,...
  • James Blake in ESPN
    I actually, honestly said to myself at the beginning of the fifth set: 'I'm going to win this match,'Blake said. "The whole five-set jinx never got into my head. But this time, I said, 'I'm not going to let it happen.'"

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