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Definition of flinch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flinch
he / she / it flinches
past simple flinched
-ing form flinching
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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. see also unflinching Phrasal Verbsflinch from something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: flinch

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