flinch´er


flinch´er
flinch «flihnch», verb, noun.
–v.i.
1. to draw back (from a difficulty, danger, or duty): »

to flinch from the responsibilities of life.

SYNONYM(S): quail. See syn. under shrink. (Cf.shrink)
2. to shrink under physical pain; wince: »

The baby flinched when he touched the hot radiator.

SYNONYM(S): quail. See syn. under shrink. (Cf.shrink)
3. to permit the foot to lose its hold on the ball in croqueting.
–v.t.
to withdraw from.
–n.
1. the act of drawing back.
2. a game played with cards bearing numbers from 1 to 14.
[probably < Old French flenchir, probably < flechier, ultimately < Latin flectere to bend]
flinch´er, noun.
flinch´ing|ly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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