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Past tense for 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.”
Past tense for 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.”
Past tense for to react in any slight way
Past tense for to get a fright
Past tense for to move with a short, sudden movement
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