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