Blenched
Blench Blench, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blenched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blenching}.] [OE. blenchen to blench, elude, deceive, AS. blencan to deceive; akin to Icel. blekkja to impose upon. Prop. a causative of blink to make to wink, to deceive. See {Blink}, and cf. 3d {Blanch}.] 1. To shrink; to start back; to draw back, from lack of courage or resolution; to flinch; to quail. [1913 Webster]

Blench not at thy chosen lot. --Bryant. [1913 Webster]

This painful, heroic task he undertook, and never blenched from its fulfillment. --Jeffrey. [1913 Webster]

2. To fly off; to turn aside. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Though sometimes you do blench from this to that. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Blench — Blench, v. t. 1. To baffle; to disconcert; to turn away; also, to obstruct; to hinder. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Ye should have somewhat blenched him therewith, yet he might and would of likelihood have gone further. Sir T. More. [1913 Webster] 2. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blenching — Blench Blench, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blenched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blenching}.] [OE. blenchen to blench, elude, deceive, AS. blencan to deceive; akin to Icel. blekkja to impose upon. Prop. a causative of blink to make to wink, to deceive. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blench — v. (D; intr.) ( to flinch ) to blench at (he blenched at the sight) * * * [blentʃ] (D; intr.) ( to flinch ) to blench at (he blenched at the sight) …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • blench — blench1 blencher, n. blenchingly, adv. /blench/, v.i. to shrink; flinch; quail: an unsteady eye that blenched under another s gaze. [bef. 1000; ME blenchen, OE blencan; c. ON blekkja, MHG blenken] Syn. See wince. blench2 …   Universalium

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