Synonyms of 'flinch'
to draw back suddenly from pain or something unpleasantThe slightest pressure made her flinch.
She winced at the thought of getting her tooth removed.
start, , ,
Rachel started at his touch.
I cringed in horror.
The very word makes many of us quail.
People used to recoil from the idea of getting into debt.
The hostages cowered in their seats.
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in the sense of back off
They backed off in horror.
in the sense of blench
to shy away, as in fear
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