flinch

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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

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

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  • 5 flinch´er — flinch «flihnch», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to draw back (from a difficulty, danger, or duty): »to flinch from the responsibilities of life. SYNONYM(S): quail. See syn. under shrink. (Cf. ↑shrink) 2. to shrink under physical pain; …

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

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  • 7 flinch — flinch·ing·ly; un·flinch·ing·ly; flinch; …

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  • 8 Flinch — Flinch, n. The act of flinching. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 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 …

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  • 13 Flinch — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Rock, Glam Rock Gründung 2003 Website http://www.fl …

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  • 14 flinch — *recoil, shrink, wince, blench, quail Analogous words: falter, *hesitate, vacillate: evade, elude, shun, eschew, avoid, *escape: withdraw, retire (see GO): retreat, *recede …

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  • 15 flinch — [v] shy away, wince avoid, balk, blanch, blench, blink, cower, cringe, crouch, draw back, duck, elude, escape, eschew, evade, flee, quail, recede, recoil, retire, retreat, shirk, shrink, shun, start, swerve, withdraw; concepts 102,150 Ant.… …

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  • 16 flinch — UK [flɪntʃ] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms flinch : present tense I/you/we/they flinch he/she/it flinches present participle flinching past tense flinched past participle flinched to make a sudden small movement because you are afraid,… …

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  • 17 flinch — [[t]flɪ̱ntʃ[/t]] flinches, flinching, flinched 1) VERB: usu neg If you flinch, you make a small sudden movement, especially when something surprises you or hurts you. Murat had looked into the eyes of the firing squad without flinching... The… …

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  • 18 flinch — verb ADVERB ▪ barely, hardly ▪ He hardly flinched when he was hit. ▪ almost ▪ never, not ▪ …

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  • 19 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 …

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  • 20 flinch — v. (D; intr.) to flinch from * * * [flɪntʃ] (D; intr.) to flinch from …

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