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(Now Chiefly Dial.) To cause to start, or move involuntarily; startle
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To cause to start, or move involuntarily; startle
  2. To found; establish:
  3. To set into motion, operation, or activity:
(Obsolete) To blanch.
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  1. (Obsolete) To blanch.
  2. (Chiefly Dial., Brit.) To make or become pale; whiten; bleach
  3. To draw back or shy away, as from fear; flinch.
To fall back; return:
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  1. To fall back; return:
(Obsolete) To blanch.
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  1. (Obsolete) To blanch.
  2. (Chiefly Dial., Brit.) To make or become pale; whiten; bleach
  3. To draw back or shy away, as from fear; flinch.
To act in a timid, servile manner; fawn
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  1. To act in a timid, servile manner; fawn
  2. To behave in a servile way; fawn.
  3. To draw back, bend, crouch, etc., as when afraid; shrink from something dangerous or painful
To draw back in fear; lose heart or courage; cower
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  1. To draw back in fear; lose heart or courage; cower
To fall back; return:
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  1. To fall back; return:
To become reduced in amount or value; dwindle:
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  1. To become reduced in amount or value; dwindle:
  2. To show reluctance; hesitate:
  3. To hold back, as from taking action; hesitate or recoil
To avoid engaging in, treating, or discussing something:
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  1. To avoid engaging in, treating, or discussing something:
  2. To move suddenly or draw back, as if startled or afraid:
  3. To move suddenly as when startled; jump; start; recoil
To found; establish:
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  1. To found; establish:
  2. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To cause to start, or move involuntarily; startle
  3. To set into motion, operation, or activity:
To shrink or draw back slightly, usually with a grimace, as in pain, embarrassment, alarm, etc.
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  1. To shrink or draw back slightly, usually with a grimace, as in pain, embarrassment, alarm, etc.
  2. To wash (cloth), dip it in dye, etc., with the use of a wince.
  3. To shrink or start involuntarily, as in pain or distress; flinch.
An act or instance of cringing.
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  1. An act or instance of cringing.
The act or state of recoiling; reaction.
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  1. The act or state of recoiling; reaction.
  2. The backward action of a firearm upon firing.
The degree to which something shrinks; shrinkage.
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  1. The degree to which something shrinks; shrinkage.
  2. Shrinkage; contraction; recoil
  3. (Slang, sometimes pejorative) A psychiatrist or therapist; a head-shrinker.
A shrinking or startled movement or gesture.
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  1. A shrinking or startled movement or gesture.
  2. A reel used in dyeing, steeping, or washing cloth; a winch. It is placed over the division wall between two wince pits so as to allow the cloth to descend into either compartment at will.
  3. A roller used between dyeing vats to facilitate the transfer of pieces of cloth
Find another word for flinch. In this page you can discover 21 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for flinch, like: start, shrink back, blench, recoil, wince, blench, cringe, quail, recoil, shrink and shy.