kink

A kink is a bend or a twist in an otherwise straight line, like a kink in a garden hose that blocks water from flowing freely.

When something kinks, it bends to form a kink or curl — if your hair kinks in the rain, it gets tightly curly. You can also have a kink in your neck, a tight muscle that cramps painfully. Yet another kind of kink is a problem, complication, or weakness in a plan: "The major kink in her plan turned out to be that no one was interested in buying hand-knitted cat sweaters."

Primary Meanings of kink

1.
nv
a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
curl tightly
2.
n
a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
3.
n
a difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation
4.
n
an eccentric idea
Full Definitions of kink
1

n a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

Synonyms:
twirl, twist
Type of:
bend, crease, crimp, flexure, fold, plication
an angular or rounded shape made by folding

v curl tightly

Synonyms:
crape, crimp, frizz, frizzle, kink up
Type of:
curl, wave
twist or roll into coils or ringlets

v form a curl, curve, or kink

Synonyms:
curl, curve
Type of:
change surface
undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
2

n a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)

Synonyms:
crick, rick, wrick
Type of:
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm
a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
3

n a difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation

“there are still a few kinks to iron out”
Type of:
difficulty
a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result
4

n an eccentric idea

Type of:
idea, thought
the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

n a person with unusual sexual tastes

Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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