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dink 1

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noun

Another term for dinky2.

Words that rhyme with dink

bethink, blink, brink, cinque, clink, drink, fink, Frink, gink, ink, interlink, jink, kink, link, mink, pink, plink, prink, rink, shrink, sink, skink, slink, stink, sync, think, wink, zinc

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dink 2 Line breaks: dink

noun

(In sport) a softly struck hit or kick of the ball that drops abruptly to the ground: a brilliantly controlled backhand dink over the net
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  • Cowie sent the ball in and a neat dink by Ferguson left Gethins with ample time to strike the net.
  • And then there was Munster's inability to cope with the dinks and kicks through by Duncan McRae and Henry Paul which eventually proved their undoing.
  • An enterprising dink by Ronan O'Gara set up the attack but even then they depended on an All Black fumble to keep the attack alive.

verb

[with object] Back to top  
Hit or kick (the ball) softly so that it drops abruptly to the ground: he dinked a shot over the net to take the second set 7-5
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  • The ever-smiling genius bamboozled the defender before dinking a lovely ball through to Roberto Carlos, who blasted straight at the keeper from 10 yards.
  • After a slightly wayward tee shot which lands on the edge of the trees, Woods takes no chances, dinking the ball out on to the fairway for a chip over the water to the green.
  • Brilliant footwork by Kanu enables him to dink a clever ball from halfway in the general direction of Wiltord and Ljungberg.

Origin

1930s (originally a North American usage): symbolic of the light action.

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dink 3 Line breaks: dink
Australian

noun

A lift on a bicycle: you will have to give him a dink on the handlebars

verb

(alsodouble-dink) Back to top  
Carry a passenger on a bicycle: [with object]: I dinked him down the path to the main gate [no object]: when nobody was watching they would double-dink

Origin

1930s: origin unknown.

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