Flinched



[flinch] /flɪntʃ/

verb (used without object)
1.
to draw back or shrink, as from what is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant.
2.
to shrink under pain; wince.
3.
Croquet. to let the foot slip from the ball in the act of croqueting.
verb (used with object)
4.
to draw back or withdraw from.
noun
5.
an act of flinching.
[flinch] /flɪntʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
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/flɪntʃ/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to draw back suddenly, as from pain, shock, etc; wince: he flinched as the cold water struck him
2.
(often foll by from) to avoid contact (with); shy away: he never flinched from his duty
noun
3.
the act or an instance of drawing back
4.
a card game in which players build sequences
/flɪntʃ/
verb
1.
a variant of flense
v.

1570s, from obsolete flecche “to bend, flinch,” probably from Old French flenchir “to bend,” probably from Frankish *hlankjan or some other Germanic source (cf. Middle High German linken, German lenken “to bend, turn, lead”), from PIE root *kleng- “to bend, turn” (see link (n.)). Related: Flinched; flinching. As a noun, from 1817.

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