HyperDic: cringe

English > 2 senses of the word cringe:
VERBmotioncringe, flinch, squinch, funk, shrink, wince, recoil, quaildraw back, as with fear or pain
motioncringe, fawn, crawl, creep, cower, grovelshow submission or fear
cringe > pronunciation
Soundskrih'njh
Rhymesbinge ... unhinge: 14 rhymes with ihnjh...
English > cringe: 2 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningdraw back, as with fear or pain.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsflinch, squinch, funk, shrink, wince, recoil, quail
Narrowershrink back, retractpull away from a source of disgust or fear
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishcontraerse, encogerse, reaccionar, recular, retroceder
Catalanacovardir-se, contreure's, encongir-se, recular, retrocedir
English > cringe: 2 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningshow submission or fear.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsfawn, crawl, creep, cower, grovel
Broaderbend, flexform a curve
Spanishhumillarse
Catalanarrossegar-se, arrossegar, humiliar-se

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