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Meaning of kink

kink

Pronunciation: (kingk), [key]
— n.
  1. a twist or curl, as in a thread, rope, wire, or hair, caused by its doubling or bending upon itself.
  2. a muscular stiffness or soreness, as in the neck or back.
  3. a flaw or imperfection likely to hinder the successful operation of something, as a machine or plan: There are still a few kinks to be worked out of the plan before we start production.
  4. a mental twist; notion; whim or crotchet.
    1. bizarre or unconventional sexual preferences or behavior.
    2. a person characterized by such preferences or behavior.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to form, or cause to form, a kink or kinks, as a rope.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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