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Verb: flinch  flinch
  1. Draw back, as with fear or pain
    "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf";
    - squinch [N. Amer], funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail, blench
Noun: flinch  flinch
  1. A reflex response to sudden pain
    - wince

Derived forms: flinching, flinches, flinched

Type of: jump, move, start, startle

Encyclopedia: Flinch