Definition of 'flinch'
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Then, his whole body flinched. The Sun (2014)She insisted: 'We must not flinch. The Sun (2014)But the Met must not flinch from uncovering them, both swiftly and transparently. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But he appeared to flinch away, leaving her flustered - and they ended up settling on a stiff shake. The Sun (2009)Much more worrying is that there are the first signs that inside Downing Street the team is beginning to flinch in the face of such criticism. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'flinch'
British English: flinch VERB
If you flinch, you make a small sudden movement, especially when something surprises you or hurts you.
He stared back at him without flinching.
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