Synonyms of 'blanch'
2 recoilDictionary, start, withdraw
Staff don't blanch at the sight of a wheelchair.
People used to recoil from the idea of getting into debt.
Rachel started at his touch.
Troops withdrew from the country last March.
They were forced to retreat.
They backed off in horror.
He tightened his grip on her arm until she winced in pain.
I cringed in horror.
The very word makes many of us quail.
The hostages cowered in their seats.
I drew back with a horrified scream.
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If the sun bleaches something, or something bleaches, its colour gets paler until it is almost white.
The sun will cause the hairs on your face to bleach.
Thesaurus for blanch from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you blanch , you suddenly become very pale.