|1.||a sharp twist or bend in a wire, rope, hair, etc, esp one caused when it is pulled tight|
|2.||a crick in the neck or similar muscular spasm|
|3.||a flaw or minor difficulty in some undertaking or project|
|4.||a flaw or idiosyncrasy of personality; quirk|
|5.||informal (Brit) a sexual deviation|
|6.||(US) a clever or unusual idea|
|7.||to form or cause to form a kink|
|[C17: from Dutch: a curl in a rope; compare Middle Low German kinke kink, Old Norse kinka to nod]|
A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material.
A painful muscle spasm, as in the neck; a crick.
A mental peculiarity; a quirk.
Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behavior or taste.