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Definition of wince verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive] wince (at something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wince
he / she / it winces
past simple winced
-ing form wincing
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to suddenly make an expression with your face that shows that you are feeling pain or embarrassment He winced as a sharp pain shot through his left leg. I still wince when I think about that stupid thing I said.
wince noun [usually singular]
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a wince of pain