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Synonyms for kink

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crick, kink, rick, wricknoun

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

    twist, rick, haystack, hayrick, wrick, twirl, crick

  2. kink, twist, twirlnoun

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

    turn, turn of events, tress, construction, device, gimmick, spin, twist, bend, wrick, twisting, winding, wrench, wind, eddy, whirl, rick, twirl, pull, braid, crick, crook, plait

  3. kinknoun

    a person with unusual sexual tastes

    wrick, twist, rick, crick, twirl

  4. kinknoun

    an eccentric idea

    wrick, twist, rick, crick, twirl

  5. kinkverb

    a difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation

    "there are still a few kinks to iron out"

    wrick, twist, rick, crick, twirl

  6. crimp, crape, frizzle, frizz, kink up, kinkverb

    curl tightly

    "crimp hair"

    curve, crimp, curl, pinch, kink up, frizz, crepe, frizzle, crape

  7. curl, curve, kinkverb

    form a curl, curve, or kink

    "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"

    wave, arc, curl up, sheer, slew, loop, twist, slue, curl, frizz, arch, crimp, cut, swerve, wind, crape, trend, kink up, coil, curve, crook, frizzle, veer, draw in

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. kinknoun

    twist, knot, entanglement

  2. kinknoun

    whim, crotchet

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. kinknoun

    snarl, knot, entanglement, twist, crotchet, whim, caprice, eccentricity

  2. kinkverb

    snarl, become entangled

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "kink":

    elbow, horizontal, fold, bend

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How to use kink in a sentence?

  1. Nicole Antonopoulos:

    Los Angeles was Los Angeles, in a nutshell, the state preemption threw a huge kink in our efforts towards carbon neutrality. This isn't the first time the state has preempted things that have made us go back to the proverbial drawing table and figure out how we get creative and innovative in a space where we don't have funding.

  2. Hammurabi:

    my kink is tiny penises being pulled off of full grown men with pliers

  3. Stephanie Brinley:

    Our supply chain is pretty fragile right now, we don't need another kink in the works.

Translations for kink

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  • شبكArabic
  • zádrhelCzech
  • problema, arruga, doblez, impedimento, inconveniente, arrugar, excentricidad, desvarío, pero, desviación, pliegue, doblar, rarezaSpanish
  • vika, kierouma, puute, sykkyräFinnish
  • hic, coude, imprévuFrench
  • קשרHebrew
  • perversioneItalian
  • kinkDutch
  • cacho, taraPortuguese
  • переги́б, перегну́ться, стра́нность, изги́б, перекрути́ться, препя́тствие, заско́к, заги́б, ненорма́льность, пробле́маRussian
  • knut, fnurra, veckSwedish
  • 糾結Chinese

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