Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun kink

5 senses of kink

Sense 1
crick, kink, rick, wrick -- (a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British))
       => spasm, cramp, muscle spasm -- (a painful and involuntary muscular contraction)

Sense 2
kink, twist, twirl -- (a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight)
       => fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend -- (an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow")

Sense 3
kink -- (a person with unusual sexual tastes)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 4
kink -- (an eccentric idea)
       => idea, thought -- (the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind")

Sense 5
kink -- (a difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation; "there are still a few kinks to iron out")
       => difficulty -- (a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb kink

2 senses of kink

Sense 1
crimp, crape, frizzle, frizz, kink up, kink -- (curl tightly; "crimp hair")
       => curl, wave -- (twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please")

Sense 2
curl, curve, kink -- (form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling")
       => change surface -- (undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface)

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