wince verb definition in Facial expressions topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

wince

 verb: Facial expressions topic
[intransitive] wince (at something) 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. He winced inwardly at her harsh tone. She switched on the light, wincing at the sudden brightness.

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