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English definition of “cringe”

cringe

verb [I]
 
 
/krɪndʒ/
EMBARRASSED to feel very embarrassed about something: Jan cringed at the sight of her father dancing.Embarrassing
FRIGHTENED to move away from something because you are frightenedAfraidMaking short, sudden movements
(Definition of cringe from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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