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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An evil spell; A person believed to bring bad luck to those around him v. - Foredoom to failure; Cast a spell over someone or something.

Usage examples (38)
  • Puyallup ends SPSL title jinx with win over Kentwood
  • Hey listen, this is just the second-term jinx that always happens once you're a president.
  • It became known as a jinx: if Bale was in the side, the stats suggested, Spurs wouldn't win.
  • "Don't forget that thing you call a jinx, which you say has been camping on our trail for so long." for more
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  • The video game character "jinks" (moving erratically) to ward off the wicked witch's "jinx" (bad luck).
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