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Verb
To make a quick, nervous movement, especially as an instinctive reaction to fear, pain, or surprise
“The resounding click of the collar made Fasheera flinch as she heard it snap.”
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To dodge something, such as a question, task or duty
“The families insisted that the filmmakers should not flinch from telling the real story for fear of upsetting them.”
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To cower or flinch
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To react in any slight way
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To get a fright
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To whiten, typically by the removal of color
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To sing or speak in a trembling manner
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Noun
(usually in singular) A sudden involuntary movement
Noun
An instance of wincing
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