German translation of 'cringe'
zurückschrecken (at vor +dat)
⇒ he cringed at the thought
er or ihn schauderte bei dem Gedanken
⇒ he cringed when she mispronounced his name
er zuckte zusammen, als sie seinen Namen falsch aussprach
- (= humble oneself)
katzbuckeln (to vor +dat)
Example Sentences Including 'cringe'
There was something in her personality: a kind of dog-like cringe , that seemed to expect pain.Stage Fright
I just stood there, watching- and saw her hesitate, and suddenly hug herself, and seem to cringe.Night Sisters
It was dark in the Post Office, and he saw women cringe away from him, indistinct shadowed figures.Field of Blood
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Translation of cringe from the Collins English to German Dictionary