quirk


quirk
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noun
ADJECTIVE
personal, personality
odd, strange, weird
annoying
little
VERB + QUIRK
have

The system has some odd little quirks.

PREPOSITION
by a quirk of

By a strange quirk of fate, she later married the first boyfriend she'd ever had.

quirk in

as a result of some quirk in the social order

PHRASES
a quirk of fate
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verb
Quirk is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑lip, ↑mouth
Quirk is used with these nouns as the object: ↑eyebrow

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  • quirk — [kwə:k US kwə:rk] n 1.) something strange that happens by chance quirk of ▪ Years later, by a strange quirk of fate , she found herself sitting next to him on a plane. 2.) a strange habit or feature of someone s character, or a strange feature of …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • quirk — ► NOUN 1) a peculiar behavioural habit. 2) a strange chance occurrence: a quirk of fate. 3) a sudden twist, turn, or curve. DERIVATIVES quirkish adjective quirky adjective (quirkier, quirkiest) …   English terms dictionary

  • quirk — [kwʉrk] n. [< ?] 1. a) a sudden twist, turn, or stroke [a quirk of fortune] b) a flourish in writing 2. an evasion, subterfuge, or quibble 3. a peculiarity, peculiar trait, or mannerism 4 …   English World dictionary

  • quirk — I (accident) noun accidental occurrence casualty, chance, circumstance, fate, fortuitous event, fortuity, freak, hap, inadvertence, luck, misadventure, mischance, mishap, nonintentional occurrence, turn, twist, undesigned occurrence, unforeseen… …   Law dictionary

  • Quirk —   [kwəːk], Sir (seit 1985) Randolph, britischer Sprachwissenschaftler, * Lambfell (Isle of Man) 12. 7. 1920; Professor u. a. an den Universitäten Durham (1958 60) und London (seit 1960); v. a. durch Forschungen zur alt und neuenglischen Grammatik …   Universal-Lexikon

  • quirk — [ kwɜrk ] noun count 1. ) a strange or annoying habit 2. ) something strange that happens for reasons that you do not know or understand …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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