Coiling the rope, he tried to throw it again into the crevice; but it had lost the knack of kinking.
There is where his laugh comes off, curling and kinking in little spasms of pure pig joy!
In this way you are working with the twist of the thread and there is less danger of knotting and kinking.
The wire persisted in getting twisted and they had all they could do to keep it from kinking.
1670s, a nautical term, from Dutch kink "twist in a rope" (also found in French and Swedish), probably related to Old Norse kikna "to bend backwards, sink at the knee" (see kick). Figurative sense of "odd notion, mental twist" first recorded in American English, 1803, in writings of Thomas Jefferson. As a verb, 1690s, from the noun.
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.
: a kinko diner who tries to attract Chong's attention