noun see flinch

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  • Flincher — Flinch er, n. One who flinches or fails. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flincher — See flinch. * * * …   Universalium

  • flincher — n. one who shows fear or pain, one who flinches, one who winces …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flincher — …   Useful english dictionary

  • flinch — intransitive verb Etymology: Middle French flenchir to bend, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle High German lenken to bend, Old High German hlanca flank more at lank Date: 1578 to withdraw or shrink from or as if from pain ; wince; also to tense… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • flinchingly — See flincher. * * * …   Universalium

  • flinch — flinch1 flincher, n. flinchingly, adv. /flinch/, v.i. 1. to draw back or shrink, as from what is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant. 2. to shrink under pain; wince. 3. Croquet. to let the foot slip from the ball in the act of croqueting. v.t …   Universalium

  • flinch — flinch1 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. Derivatives flincher noun flinching adjective flinchingly adverb Origin C1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • flinch — I. /flɪntʃ / (say flinch) verb (i) 1. to draw back or shrink from what is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant. 2. to shrink under pain; wince. –verb (t) 3. to draw back or withdraw from. –noun 4. the act of flinching. {? nasalised variant of… …   Australian English dictionary

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