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1. flinch

verb. ['ˈflɪntʃ'] draw back, as with fear or pain.

Synonyms

  • recoil
  • shrink
  • quail
  • cringe
  • funk
  • squinch
  • wince
  • move
  • retract

Antonyms

  • descend
  • linger
  • recede
  • ride

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Example sentences of the word flinch


1. Verb, base form
The ear could be painful, so your dog might flinch away when you try to examine him.

2. Noun, singular or mass
There's a reason why flies are especially jumpy creatures that take off at the slightest flinch.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
You flinch, you have flashbacks.

Quotes containing the word flinch


1. The ability to withstand the flinch comes with the knowledge that the future will be better than the past.
- Julien Smith, The Flinch

2. flinch

noun. ['ˈflɪntʃ'] a reflex response to sudden pain.

Synonyms

  • jump
  • wince
  • start

Antonyms

  • stretch
  • expand
  • straighten
  • elation
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