(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. curl, twist; cramp, crick; quirk, crotchet, notion. See contraction, convolution, unconformity.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A twist]
Syn. curl, tangle, crimp, crinkle; see curl , curve 1 .
2. [A muscle spasm]
Syn. cramp, knot, twinge, crick; see pain 2 .
3. [An eccentricity]
Syn. notion, whim, peculiarity; see quirk .
4. [A difficulty]
Syn. hitch, defect, complication; see difficulty 1 , impediment 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. curl twist, bend, screw, coil, curlicue, crinkle, knot, crimp.
2. muscle spasm cramp, *charley horse, knot, stitch, twinge, crick.
3. eccentricity peculiarity, quirk, idiosyncrasy, singularity.
4. difficulty defect, hitch, knot, snarl, *glitch, complication.

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