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Verb: blench  blench
  1. [dialect] Turn pale, as if in fear
    - pale, blanch
  2. Draw back, as with fear or pain
    "she blenched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf";
    - flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail

Derived forms: blenched, blenches, blenching

Type of: color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], move

Encyclopedia: Blench