Flinch Flinch, n. The act of flinching. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Flinch — may refer to:*Flinch (card game), a card game * Flinch (film), a 1994 film featuring Judd Nelson and Gina Gershon * Flinch (DC Comics), a Vertigo Comics horror anthology * Flinch (novel), a 2001 novel by Robert Ferrigno * Flinch (song), a 2002… …   Wikipedia

  • flinch — [flıntʃ] v also flinch away [Date: 1500 1600; : Old French; Origin: flenchir [i] to turn aside ] 1.) to move your face or body away from someone or something because you are in pain, frightened, or upset flinch at ▪ She flinched at the touch of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flinch — [ flıntʃ ] verb intransitive to make a sudden small movement because you are afraid, surprised, or in pain: Pamela flinched each time he yelled at her. flinch from (doing) something usually in negatives to avoid dealing with a difficult… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Flinch — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Flinch Información personal Origen Tampere, Finlandia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Flinch — Жанр глэм рок Годы 2003 нстоящее время Страна …   Википедия

  • flinch — flinch·ing·ly; un·flinch·ing·ly; flinch; …   English syllables

  • Flinch — Flinch, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flinched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flinching}.] [Prob. fr. OE. flecchen to waver, give way, F. fl[ e]chir, fr. L. flectere to bend; but prob. influenced by E. blench. Cf. {Flex}.] 1. To withdraw from any suffering or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flinch — (v.) 1570s, from obsolete flecche to bend, flinch, probably from O.Fr. flenchir to bend, probably from Frankish *hlankjan or some other Germanic source (Cf. M.H.G. linken, Ger. lenken to bend, turn, lead ), from PIE root *kleng to bend, turn (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • flinch — ► VERB 1) make a quick, nervous movement as an instinctive reaction to fear or pain. 2) (flinch from) avoid through fear or anxiety. ► NOUN ▪ an act of flinching. ORIGIN originally in the sense «slink or sneak off»: from Old French flenchir turn… …   English terms dictionary

  • flinch — [flinch] vi. [earlier also flench < OFr flenchir, to bend aside < Frank * hlankjan, akin to Ger lenken, OE hlencan, to twist, bend: see LANK] 1. to draw back, as from a blow, difficulty, etc. 2. to wince, as from pain n. an act of flinching …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”