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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kink  \Kink\,  n.  [D.  kink  a  bend  or  turn,  or  Sw  kink.] 
  1.  A  twist  or  loop  in  a  rope  or  thread,  caused  by  a 
  spontaneous  doubling  or  winding  upon  itself  a  close  loop 
  or  curl;  a  doubling  in  a  cord. 
 
  2.  An  unreasonable  notion;  a  crotchet;  a  whim;  a  caprice. 
  [Colloq.]  --Cozzens. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kink  \Kink\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Kinked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Kinking}.] 
  To  wind  into  a  kink;  to  knot  or  twist  spontaneously  upon 
  itself  as  a  rope  or  thread. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kink  \Kink\,  n.  [Cf.  {Chincough},  {Kink-haust}.] 
  A  fit  of  coughing;  also  a  convulsive  fit  of  laughter. 
  [Scot.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kink 
  n  :  a  sharp  bend  in  a  line  produced  when  a  line  having  a  loop  is 
  pulled  tight  [syn:  {twist},  {twirl}] 
  v  1:  curl  tightly,  of  hair  [syn:  {crimp},  {crape},  {frizzle},  {frizz}, 
  {kink  up}] 
  2:  put  a  kink  in 
  3:  form  a  curl,  curve,  or  kink;  "the  cigar  smoke  curled  up  at 
  the  ceiling";  "The  road  curved"  [syn:  {curl},  {curve}] 




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