HyperDic: flinch

English > 2 senses of the word flinch:
VERBmotionflinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quaildraw back, as with fear or pain
NOUNactflinch, wincea reflex response to sudden pain
flinch > pronunciation
Soundsflih'nch
Rhymescinch ... winch: 9 rhymes with ihnch...
English > flinch: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA reflex response to sudden pain.
Synonymwince
Broaderstartle, jump, startA sudden involuntary movement
Spanishestremecimiento de dolor, mueca de dolor
Verbsflinchdraw back, as with fear or pain
English > flinch: 2 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningdraw back, as with fear or pain.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
Synonymssquinch, funk, cringe, 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
Nounsflincha reflex response to sudden pain

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