HyperDic: wince

English > 4 senses of the word wince:
VERBmotionwince, flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, recoil, quaildraw back, as with fear or pain
bodywincemake a face indicating disgust or dislike
NOUNcommunicationwincethe facial expression of sudden pain / pain
actwince, flincha reflex response to sudden pain
wince > pronunciation
Soundswih'ns
Rhymescompetence ... rinse: 11 rhymes with ihns...
English > wince: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe facial expression of sudden pain / pain.
Broaderfacial expression, facial gestureA gesture executed with the facial muscles
Spanishmueca de dolor
Verbswincemake a face indicating disgust or dislike
wincedraw back, as with fear or pain
English > wince: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA reflex response to sudden pain.
Synonymflinch
Broaderstartle, jump, startA sudden involuntary movement
Spanishestremecimiento de dolor, mueca de dolor
Verbswincedraw back, as with fear or pain
English > wince: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningdraw back, as with fear or pain.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsflinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, 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
Nounswincea reflex response to sudden pain
wincethe facial expression of sudden pain / pain
English > wince: 4 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningmake a face indicating disgust or dislike.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"She winced when she heard his pompous speech"
Broadergrimace, make a face, pull a facecontort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state
Nounswincethe facial expression of sudden pain / pain

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