Adjective "kinked" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A sharp twist or curve in something that is otherwise straight.
  1. 'It's hardly a grotto at all, merely a kink in the shadowy, soot-darkened stone passageway.'
  2. 'Images of dissected tendon taken under the light microscope show that fibrils can sustain sharp bends or kinks along their length.'
  3. 'Halfway through the day I took it down to redo it, and couldn't make it go the right way at all because there was a massive kink in it.'
  4. 'And so today the road has a slight kink in it to accommodate the tree.'
  5. 'The kink in its tail is distinctive of only the most pedigreed of Siamese.'
  6. 'The surgical shunt will also be removed from her heart and a kink in the artery leading from her heart to her left lung will also be repaired.'
  7. 'Absorbing a photon can force a photosensitive cluster of atoms to reposition a chemical bond and create a kink in a polymer chain.'
  8. 'I can stare straight into the water hose and wonder why the water isn't coming out until I accidentally trip over a kink in the hose, after which I get sprayed right in the face.'
  9. 'His puck-handling prowess can cause him to get overconfident or rattled by elements such as a kink in the boards of a road arena.'
  10. 'Set in a kink in the fertile hills rolling north from the valley of the Tigris river, the village is idyllic.'
  11. 'though the system is making some headway, there are still some kinks to iron out'
  12. 'Gradually the kinks were ironed out, and the screenings became more dependable.'
  13. 'I love the concept of presence-based project coordination, but Rhombus has a way to go to iron out the kinks.'
  14. 'Okay, so there are a few kinks in the plan that still have to be worked out, but what do you say?'
  15. 'In the short term, many companies want to iron out the kinks in wireless voice services first.'
  16. 'But since we had a few unexpected hours on our hands, we took the time to experiment and iron out the kinks.'
  17. 'It is my hope, for example, that come the 2006-07 tax year, all the initial kinks will have been ironed out and everybody will be able to return to plain sailing.'
  18. 'Even so, it took time and collaboration, and intellectual modesty, to get all the kinks ironed out.'
  19. 'The cafe held several days of trial runs, in which specially invited customers made their choice of free goodies while the staff and cooks ironed out the kinks.'
  20. 'The operational kinks get smoothed out on this second day of the Australian Nationals both at my end and at headquarters.'
  21. 'The vendor worked with SouthTrust to iron out the kinks, Adams says.'
  22. 'Pluto is encouraging you to stand up for your quirks and kinks.'
  23. 'Be careful: that yawn-inducing exterior could hide dangerous kinks.'
  24. 'During a stopover in London, she's fixed up with a nameless salesman (Tim Campbell) who tries to trigger her secret kink.'
  25. 'Imagine if Boyfriend could be my primary partner, who I love and adore and fulfils pretty much all my needs, but for hardcore kink and pretentious writer/lit talk.'
  26. 'Your tax money is going to be spent censoring people like me for talking about sex and kink.'
  27. 'While society would have you believe that only men have serious kinks, I've found that among my friends it's about 50/50.'
  28. 'I'm sure my neighbours think I'm into kink.'
  29. 'The first time we had sex I had expected to give her a gentle introduction, easing her into the kinks of the male imagination.'
  30. 'Explore the world of kink, fetish and fantasy on a journey through the erotic imagination.'
A crick in the neck.
  1. 'His neck had a kink from sleeping in one position for so long.'
  2. 'I usually take a few minutes to stretch and massage out any kinks or stiffness that I may have physically.'
  3. 'We lay fully clothed on adjacent mattresses while laughing tribeswomen ironed every kink out of our puffy Western bodies.'
  4. 'By the end everyone was complaining about hand cramps and elbow kinks.'
  5. 'He rolled his shoulders a few times to loosen the kinks, then cracked his neck.'


Form or cause to form a sharp twist or curve.
  1. with object 'take care to avoid kinking the wire'
  2. 'Once extended, the animal, kinking its body near its head against the burrow wall to provide friction, can then draw its tail forward by relaxing the same muscles and bringing up its spine.'
  3. 'Avoid kinking the conduit, and make sure all connections are secure.'

More definitions

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.

5. Slang. bizarre or unconventional sexual preferences or behavior. a person characteriz

More examples(as adjective)

"tails can be kinked."

"models can be kinked."

"constraints can be kinked."


(kink)Late 17th century: from Middle Low German kinke, probably from Dutch kinken ‘to kink’.