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English definition of “flinch”

flinch

verb [I]
 
 
/flɪntʃ/
MOVE BACKWARDS to make a sudden movement backwards because you are afraid or in pain: She didn't flinch when the nurse cleaned the wound.Making short, sudden movements
AVOID DOING to avoid doing something that is unpleasant: Nick never flinches from difficult decisions.Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
(Definition of flinch from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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