draw back, cower, cringe, flinch, quail, shrink back, make a wry face, grimace, blench, shy, start, back off*, chicken out*.
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To draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust:
An act of drawing back in an involuntary or instinctive fashion:
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