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English definition of “wince”

wince

verb [I]  /wɪns/ us  
to tighten the muscles of the face briefly and suddenly in a show of pain, worry, or embarrassment: She cut her finger, but didn’t even wince.
wince
noun [C usually sing]  /wɪns/ us  
He sat down with a wince, rubbing his injured left knee.
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