Jink (verb)

  1. To make a sudden sharp turn or change of direction, typically in order to evade someone or something.
  2. To move or change direction suddenly and unexpectedly.


The origin of the word jink is uncertain. it is thought to have originated in the 19th century and is first recorded in the united states.


  1. The pilot jinked the plane to avoid a collision.
  2. The runner jinked to the left to avoid the defender.
  3. The car jinked to the right to avoid the obstacle in the road.
  4. The aircraft jinked to avoid the incoming missile.
  5. The boat jinked to avoid the rocks in the water.
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