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Another word for flinch

  1. To draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust

      1. To shrink or start involuntarily, as in pain or distress; flinch.
      2. A shrinking or startled movement or gesture.
      1. To begin a movement, activity, or undertaking:
      2. To move on the initial part of a journey:
      3. To have a beginning; commence:
      1. Easily startled; timid:
      2. Tending to avoid contact or familiarity with others; retiring or reserved:
      3. Characterized by reserve or diffidence:
      1. To become or appear to become smaller:
      2. To become smaller from exposure to heat, moisture, or cold:
      3. To become reduced in amount or value; dwindle:
      1. To spring back, as upon firing.
      2. To shrink back, as in fear or repugnance.
      3. To fall back; return:
      1. Any of various primarily ground-dwelling birds of the genus Coturnix, especially C. coturnix, small in size and having mottled brown plumage and a short tail.
      2. Any of various similar or related birds of the Americas, such as the bobwhite or the California quail.
      1. To shrink back, as in fear; cower.
      2. To behave in a servile way; fawn.
      3. An act or instance of cringing.
      1. To draw back or shy away, as from fear; flinch.
  1. An act of drawing back in an involuntary or instinctive fashion

Another word for flinch

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