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winceverb [I]

uk   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 ​facebriefly 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 ​injuredleftknee.
(Definition of wince from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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