To shrink and tremble, as from someone's anger, threats, or blows; cringe
To cringe is to draw back or to move your face or body in order to shrink from danger or fear.
To cringe; fawn
To show affection in a solicitous or exaggerated way
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(Obs.) To produce offspring; bear
To be covered or flooded with a liquid:
To move or slide by twisting or undulating the body over a surface, as in the manner of a snake.
(--- Slang) To hit with the fist
To confine in or as if in a pen.
Lag is defined as to stay behind or fall behind
To act or proceed slowly or without enthusiasm; to be reluctant.
To work or act perseveringly or monotonously; drudge:
To feel or exhibit signs of humiliation or embarrassment.
To move to and fro with a twisting, writhing motion; twist and turn; squirm
To move, collect, be present, etc. in large numbers; throng; abound
To be or increase in great numbers:
To flow over the brim or edge of
To raise the bristles:
(Intransitive) To be present or available in large numbers; to be plentiful. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
To move in a manner suggestive of a worm.
To move stealthily or unobtrusively
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