Definitions for flinchflɪntʃ
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a reflex response to sudden pain
flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail(verb)
draw back, as with fear or pain
"she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
A reflexive jerking away.
My eye doctor hates the flinch I have every time he tries to get near my eyes.
To make a sudden, involuntary movement in response to a (usually negative) stimulus.
To dodge (a question), to avoid an unpleasant task or duty
to withdraw from any suffering or undertaking, from pain or danger; to fail in doing or perserving; to show signs of yielding or of suffering; to shrink; to wince; as, one of the parties flinched from the combat
to let the foot slip from a ball, when attempting to give a tight croquet
the act of flinching
Origin: [Prob. fr. OE. flecchen to waver, give way, F. flchir, fr. L. flectere to bend; but prob. influenced by E. blench. Cf. Flex.]
Flinch is a card game, played with a custom deck, invented in 1901 by A.J. Patterson. This deck has 150 cards, consisting of ten sets numbered from one to fifteen. Some variations use a 144-card deck. It is based on "Spite and Malice".
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I thought, by God, that's the end of us, he did not flinch and he didn't back down. He was a brave man. But he was more than just brave. He was a first-rate journalist. When Claude was around, we all gathered in his room to compare notes. He was the kind of unofficial squad leader of the reporters covering civil rights.
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