One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘your fishing line should have no kinks or frays’
curl, crimp, twist, twirl, ringlet, wave, frizz
knot, tangle, entanglement, coil, loop, crinkle, wrinkle, warp, distortion, irregularity
2‘go round the kink in the road’
bend, corner, angle, dog-leg, crook, twist, turn, curve, loop, zigzag
British hairpin bend
3‘though the system is making headway, there are still some kinks to iron out’
flaw, defect, imperfection, problem, difficulty, complication, hitch, snag, shortcoming, weak point, weak spot, weakness, catch
informal hiccup, glitch
4‘I haven't come here to talk about my sartorial kinks’
peculiarity, quirk, idiosyncrasy, eccentricity, oddity, foible, whim, whimsy, caprice, vagary, twist, crotchet, mannerism, fad
aberration, irregularity, deviation, perversion, fetish
informal hang-up, thing
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