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jinx

verb [T]  /dʒɪŋks/ us  
to cause a person or group to experience bad luck: I didn’t want to say anything to him – I was afraid I might jinx him.

jinx

noun [C usually sing]  /dʒɪŋks/ us  
a person or thing that brings bad luck, or a period of bad luck: There must be a jinx on our team – four of our best players were injured yesterday.
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