Cringe synonyms

krĭnj
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To start or wince involuntarily, as from surprise or pain.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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To shrink or start involuntarily, as in pain or distress; flinch.
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To turn from a straight line
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To be a sneak; behave in a stealthy, underhanded, or cowardly manner
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To become or seem to become smaller, more compact, etc.; contract, as from heat, cold, moisture, etc.
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(Intransitive, now rare) To retreat before an opponent. [from 14th c.]
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To seek favor from by fawning, servile behavior.
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To crouch or huddle up, as from fear or cold
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To move slowly by dragging the body along the ground, as a worm does
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To make a soft crackling sound; rustle.
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(Obsolete) To sign with the cross; bless.
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To avoid by moving suddenly out of the way.
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To fawn means to pay extra attention to something in an overly affectionate way.
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To be nice to someone or apologize in the hope of securing something.
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To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement.
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To be a toady to or behave like a toady.
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Tremble means to shake involuntarily, often out of fear or because you are cold.
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To be servile or submissive.
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To offer help or information (especially, about a crime).
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(Chiefly Dial., Brit.) To make or become pale; whiten; bleach
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(Intransitive) To jump back in fear.
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Start is defined as to begin, set out to appear or to move suddenly.
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To slobber; drool.
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(US) To attempt to obtain favors, especially by flattery; to toady or fawn
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To curry favor with in an obsequious manner; fawn on.
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To come to understand. Often used with to or onto :
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(Idiomatic, chiefly with "to") To adulate or flatter somebody excessively, generally to obtain some personal benefit or favour.
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To come near to in place, time, character, or value; to draw nearer to.
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To try; endeavor:
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From an upward position to an inverted or reversed position:
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To crouch down or draw oneself together so as to seem smaller
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(Chiefly Brit.) To avoid as because of fear; shrink from
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To creep is defined as to move slowly and quietly while close to the ground.
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To stoop is to bend over, or to do something that is demeaning or below your status.
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The definition of kowtow is to be submissive or subservient to someone, or to kneel and touch the ground with your forehead as an act of worship.
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Find another word for cringe. In this page you can discover 48 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for cringe, like: flinch, quail, wince, bend, sneak, shrink, recoil, bootlick, cower, crawl and crinkle.