AskDefine | Define kink

Dictionary Definition

kink n : a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight [syn: twist, twirl]

Verb

1 curl tightly; "crimp hair" [syn: crimp, crape, frizzle, frizz, kink up]
2 form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling" [syn: curl, curve]

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Noun

  1. A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, hair etc.
    We couldn't get enough water to put out the fire because of a kink in the hose.
  2. A difficulty or flaw that is likely to impede operation, as in a plan or system.
    They had planned to open another shop downtown, but their plan had a few kinks.
  3. Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behaviour or taste.

Translations

tight curl, twist, or bend
difficulty or flaw that impedes operation
peculiarity in sexual behaviour or taste

Verb

  1. To form a kink.
  2. To be formed into a kink.

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Kink or KINK can refer to:
  • Kink (sexual), a colloquial term for non-normative sexual behavior
  • KinK, a Canadian documentary television series profiling some of the more unusual edges of human sexuality
  • KINK-FM (101.9) is a radio station in Portland, Oregon, in the United States
  • Kink FM is an alternative radio station in the Netherlands
  • The Kinks, a British rock band
  • kink.com, a pornography company
  • A colloquial term for a trigger point
  • Kinks are solutions to the Sine-Gordon equation
  • Kinked; A twist or bend in something such as rope or hair or IG index curve

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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