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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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Past tense for to bend one's body forwards and downwards, typically as a sign of respect or submission
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Past tense for submit to or acknowledge the merit of
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Past tense for anticipate with great apprehension or fear
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