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kink

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishkinkkink1 /kɪŋk/ noun [countable]  1 BENDa twist in something that is normally straightkink in The water hose had a kink in it.2 a small problem in a plan, system etc Given the size of the task, a few kinks are inevitable.3 STRANGEsomething strange or dangerous in someone’s character
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kinkIn most instances, a kink will produce a slight burr on the surface which can be smoothed out.If there's a kink in the hose, you won't get any water.I cheer as Reeves insists on voting for himself, stubbornly and gleefully throwing a kink into already gummy works.There was a kink in the path just before the bridge.There's only one minor kink remaining to be discussed in the contract.There was a very obvious kink where the avenue made a bend to avoid some particularly valuable eighteenth-century houses.It took nine years of cutting to work out all the kinks in his technique.Something to do with the kinks and chemicals in our brains that give us the Talent.But not killed: instead it put a uniform kink in their spins.But Internet sales are being delayed until kinks can be smoothed out, as well as security issues.kink inIf there's a kink in the hose, you won't get any water.
kinkkink2 verb [intransitive, transitive]  to have, get, or make a kink Take care to avoid kinking the wire.→ See Verb table
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kinkWas her own brain kinking her around, or was Daine trying to tie her mental patterns in knots?Multi-strand, flexible, steel cable is particularly suited to winching because it does not kink so easily.
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Verb table
kink
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theykink
he, she, itkinks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theykinked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave kinked
he, she, ithas kinked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad kinked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill kink
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have kinked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam kinking
he, she, itis kinking
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you, we, theyare kinking
Past
I, he, she, itwas kinking
you, we, theywere kinking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been kinking
he, she, ithas been kinking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been kinking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be kinking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been kinking
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