To draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust
An act of drawing back in an involuntary or instinctive fashion
It was her turn to flinch at the sting of his words.
She tried not to flinch when he touched her cheek.
The door didn't even flinch as she beat her fists against it as hard as she could.
The light beyond the solid French doors made her flinch, but she forced herself to cross the doorway.
The air between them shimmered with his body heat and her magic, and he didn't flinch away like normal people did.