flinch verb definition in Surprise topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 verb: Surprise topic
to make a sudden movement with your face or body as a result of pain, fear, surprise, etc. He met my gaze without flinching. He didn’t even flinch (= wasn’t surprised) when I told him the price. flinch at something He flinched at the sight of the blood. flinch away She flinched away from the dog.