1. jinks, prankish or frolicsome activities.
2. British Dialect. chink.
To make a quick, evasive turn: "He jinked every five seconds, and now brought his [tank] left again" (Tom Clancy).
To cause (a vehicle or an aircraft, for example) to make a quick, evasive turn.
1. A quick, evasive turn.
2. jinks Rambunctious play; frolic.
With its lunatic genre freak-outs and intimidating quantity, Indian cinema is as difficult to nail down as a blob of [mercury], but you'd never know it from the rare imported samples.
1. a globule of liquid; bubble.
2. a small lump, drop, splotch, or daub: A blob of paint [marred] the surface.
3. an object, esp. a large one, having no distinct shape or definition: a blob on the horizon.
4. a dull, slow-witted, and uninteresting person.
–verb (used with object)
5. to mark or splotch with blobs.
What we see are Westernized half-breeds, divested of poverty and safety-padded for weekends at the middle-class art house. (The recent exception is Santosh Sivan's chilly indie The Terrorist, itself out of sync with India's uncorkable snap-crackle-pop.)
Mira Nair's new Monsoon Wedding is the prototype: Delhi-set, yet sourced out of Hollywood chestnuts (Father of the Bride, for starters) and fastidiously divested of exotic Bollywood [high] jinks.
The pervasive reach of American Everything is part of the fabric. Nair has, in fact, globalized her own movie, a loose and swoony wedding comedy that has less to say about its society than Nancy Savoca's True Love or even Robert Altman's A Wedding said about theirs.
abstain from [smoking] [voting]
avert my [eyes] [gaze] [glance]
refer (adert to) > mention > allude
However, McQueen doesn't [shirk] the political and moral complexities of Sands' stance
What's this fascination with truancy? What is it that gets inside your head? There are some teachers in this school who look the other way at truants.