Definition of wince verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

wince

 verb
verb
NAmE//wɪns//
 
[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.
wincenoun[usually singular]
 
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a wince of pain