Definition of jink verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

jink

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dʒɪŋk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪŋk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jink
BrE BrE//dʒɪŋk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪŋk//
 
he / she / it jinks
BrE BrE//dʒɪŋks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪŋks//
 
past simple jinked
BrE BrE//dʒɪŋkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪŋkt//
 
past participle jinked
BrE BrE//dʒɪŋkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪŋkt//
 
-ing form jinking
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪŋkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪŋkɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (British English, informal) to move quickly while changing direction suddenly and often, especially in order to avoid somebody/something Word Origin late 17th cent. (originally Scots as high jinks, denoting antics at drinking parties): probably symbolic of nimble motion. Current senses date from the 18th cent.