flinch Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"flinch" in British English

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flinchverb [I]

uk   us   /flɪntʃ/
to make a ​sudden, ​smallmovement because of ​pain or ​fear: He didn't ​even flinch when the ​nursecleaned the ​wound.
(Definition of flinch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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flinchverb [I]

 us   /flɪntʃ/
to make a ​suddensmallmovement because of ​pain or ​fear: Now I’m going to move the eyepiece ​right up against ​youreye for a second – ​try not to flinch.
(Definition of flinch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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