Definition of Kink up
1. Verb. Curl tightly. "They kink up their hair "; "Crimp hair"
Generic synonyms: Curl, Wave
Derivative terms: Crimp, Kink
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Literary usage of Kink up
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1. A Glossary of Words Used in East Anglia by Walter Rye, Robert Forby (1895)
"When the fire seems extinct, a latent spark may remain which will ' kink up,' not by stirring or blowing the coals, but by laying the poker over them, ..."
2. A General Dictionary of Provincialisms by William Holloway (1840)
""The fire will kink up," meaning, though almost extinct, a little care will revive it. However this implies some difficulty in producing the desired result. ..."
3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1896)
"When the fire seems extinct, a latent spark may remain which will 'kink up,' not by stirring or blowing the coals, but by laying the poker over them, ..."
4. The Vocabulary of East Anglia: An Attempt to Record the Vulgar Tongue of the by Robert Forby (1830)
"... whether cough or any thing else, when slight but progressive symptoms of amendment appear, it is prognosticated, that the patient " will kink up again. ..."
5. The Modern English Verb-adverb Combination by Arthur Garfield Kennedy (1920)
"... fuss up 'to dress with care,' grease up, gum up, harness up, hash up, heat up (but cool off), hitch up, jam up, jumble up, kink up, level up, light up, ..."
6. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1900)
"Her hair never would " stay put," but was determined to fly about in all directions, and kink up in spite of the stiffest of stiff brushes. ..."
7. Sharps and Flats by Eugene Field (1900)
"We drink up and think up, We kink up and shrink up, And do up a shirt or a man. We slack up or back up, We stack up and whack up, And hold up a man or an ..."