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jinx

noun [S] uk   /dʒɪŋks/ us  
bad luck, or a person or thing that is believed to bring bad luck: There's a jinx on this computer – it's crashed three times this morning!

jinx

verb [T] /dʒɪŋks/ informal
to cause a person or group to experience bad luck: I thought we would win, but I didn't say so – I didn't want to jinx it.
jinxed
adjective uk   /dʒɪŋkst/ us  
I must be jinxed - whenever I wash a wine glass, it breaks.
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