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kink

noun

1 kink

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

synonyms: crick, rick, wrick.

Roget 608: caprice, fancy, humor; whim, whimsy, whimsey, whimwham; crotchet, capriccio, quirk, freak, maggot, fad, ... show more

Roget 59a: complexity; complexness etc. adj.; complexus; complication, implication; intricacy, intrication; perplexity; network, labyrinth; wilderness, jungle; ... show more

Roget 245: curvature, curvity, curvation; incurvature, incurvity; incurvation; bend; flexure, flexion, flection; conflexure; crook, hook, ... show more

Roget 378: pain; suffering, sufferance, suffrance; bodily pain, physical pain, bodily suffering, physical suffering, body pain; mental suffering etc. 828; dolour, ache; ... show more



2 kink

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

synonyms: twirl, twist.

Roget 248: winding etc. v.; convolution, involution, circumvolution; wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity; sinuosity, sinuation; meandering, ... show more

3 kink

A person with unusual sexual tastes.

Polish: zboczeniec, dewiant, dewiat

4 kink

An eccentric idea.

5 kink

A difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation.

verb

1 kink

Curl tightly.

synonyms: crape, crimp, frizz, frizzle, kink up.

Dutch: friseren, kroezen, krullen, onduleren, opkrullen, unduleren

2 kink

Form a curl, curve, or kink.

synonyms: curl, curve.

Dutch: knikken


Moby thesaurus: acute pain, birthmark, bite, blackhead, bleb, blemish, blister, boring pain, boutade, brainstorm, bug, bulla, capriccio, caprice, catch, charley horse, check, cicatrix, cicatrize, cirrus ... show more.

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