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"wince" in British English

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winceverb [ I ]

uk /wɪns/ us /wɪns/
wince
noun [ C usually singular ] uk us

She gave a wince as the nurse put the needle in.

(Definition of “wince” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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winceverb [ I ]

us /wɪns/

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 ] us /wɪns/

He sat down with a wince, rubbing his injured left knee.

(Definition of “wince” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)