- a tight bend or curl in something (such as a rope or hose)
- There was a kink in the chain.
- I woke up on the bus with a kink [=crick] in my neck.
- We just installed a new computer program, and we're still working/ironing out the kinks. [=trying to fix the problems]
- a strange or unusual part of someone's personality
- Everyone's personality has a few kinks. [=quirks]