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Present participle 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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Present participle 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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Present participle for to react in any slight way
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Present participle for to get a fright
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Present participle for to move with a short, sudden movement
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Present participle for to sing, speak or move in a trembling manner
Noun
A sudden movement or gesture of shrinking away
Noun
Great fear or apprehension
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Adjective
Modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence
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