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Past tense for to react in fear or apprehension
“Ideal as a watchdog, this dog will neither be aggressive nor cringe with fear when accosting a stranger.”
Past tense for to experience an inward shiver of embarrassment or disgust
“She stepped into Jeremy's room, and the smell of stale alcohol made her cringe in disgust.”
Past tense for to act in a subservient or submissive manner
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“The poor puppy would cringe when his master raised the rolled-up newspaper.”
Past tense for to bend one's body forwards and downwards, typically as a sign of respect or submission
Past tense for submit to or acknowledge the merit of
Past tense for anticipate with great apprehension or fear
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