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Definition of blench verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

blench

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//blentʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blentʃ//
 
[intransitive] (British English, formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blench
BrE BrE//blentʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blentʃ//
 
he / she / it blenches
BrE BrE//ˈblentʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblentʃɪz//
 
past simple blenched
BrE BrE//blentʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blentʃt//
 
past participle blenched
BrE BrE//blentʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blentʃt//
 
-ing form blenching
BrE BrE//ˈblentʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblentʃɪŋ//
 
Fear
 
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to react to something in a way that shows you are frightened He blenched when he heard her name announced. See related entries: Fear Word Origin Old English blencan ‘deceive’, of Germanic origin; later influenced by blink.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: blench