To turn from a straight line
To cause to shrink or contract; specif., to cause (fabric) to shrink by a special process in manufacturing so as to minimize later shrinkage
To draw back in fear; lose heart or courage; cower
To spring back, as upon firing.
To cringe in fear.
To move slowly by dragging the body along the ground, as a worm does
To cause to crinkle.
To stoop or bend low with the limbs drawn close to the body, as an animal ready to spring or cowering in fear
To avoid (a blow, for example) by moving or shifting quickly aside.
To wallow in what is low or contemptible
To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement.
To move, give, take, or put in a quiet, stealthy manner:
To be a toady to or behave like a toady.
To shake involuntarily from cold, fear, excitement, fatigue, etc.; shiver
To be servile or submissive.
To move suddenly or draw back, as if startled or afraid:
To found; establish:
To slobber; drool.
To curry favor with in an obsequious manner; fawn on.
To come to understand. Often used with to or onto :
To support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior
To crouch down or draw oneself together so as to seem smaller
To be afraid of.
To move slowly, stealthily, timidly, or furtively
To bend (oneself, the head, or the body) forward and down.
To perform a kowtow
Find another word for cringe. In this page you can discover 40 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for cringe, like: wince, bend, shrink, flinch, quail, recoil, bootlick, cower, crawl, crinkle and crouch.