To draw back in fear; lose heart or courage; cower
To come near to in place, time, character, or value; to draw nearer to.
(Nautical) To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from.
To refrain from (doing something):
(Chiefly Dial., Brit.) To make or become pale; whiten; bleach
To close and open one or both of the eyes rapidly.
To shrink and tremble, as from someone's anger, threats, or blows; cringe
To draw back, bend, crouch, etc., as when afraid; shrink from something dangerous or painful
To imagine; to invent; to pretend.
(Music) To produce a trill on an instrument or with the voice.
To decline in value:
To move back or away, especially in fear:
To shrink or draw back slightly, usually with a grimace, as in pain, embarrassment, alarm, etc.
To take back or away; remove:
To acknowledge and accept or deal with:
Meet is defined as to come face to face with, be there when someone or something arrives, or to be introduced.
To face or oppose boldly, defiantly, or antagonistically
(Intransitive) To jump back in fear.
To try; endeavor:
To squint, pucker, or contort
Find another word for flinch. In this page you can discover 27 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for flinch, like: quail, approach, start, avoid, blench, recoil, blink, cower, cringe, feign and quaver.