Translation of "wince" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /wɪns/ us

to show pain suddenly and for a short time in the face, often moving the head back at the same time

hacer una mueca de dolor
Did I hurt you? – I thought I saw you wince.
It makes me wince even thinking about eye operations.
wince noun uk us

mueca de dolor
She gave a wince as the nurse put the needle in.

(Translation of “wince” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /wins/

to start or jump with pain

retorcerse, hacer muecas de dolor
He winced as the dentist touched his broken tooth.

(Translation of “wince” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)