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Noun: squinch  skwinch
  1. A small arch built across the interior angle of two walls (usually to support a spire)
Verb: squinch  skwinch
  1. Crouch down
     
  2. Draw back, as with fear or pain
    "she squinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf";
    - flinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail, blench
     
  3. Cross one's eyes as if in strabismus
    "The children squinched so as to scare each other";
    - squint

Derived forms: squinched, squinching, squinches

Type of: arch, bend, bow[2], crouch, grimace, make a face, move, pull a face, scrooch [US], stoop

Encyclopedia: Squinch