Definition of 'wince'
Example sentences containing 'wince'
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The defender still winces at the thought of what might have been. The Sun (2017)Today he winces, only slightly, at the mention of the incident. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As ministers are about to find out, a Brazilian really can make you wince. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All are so convincingly staged here that you almost wince with pain. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Would it make him wince to hear it now? The Sun (2008)People wince at the thought of intervention. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Last week she winced at the memory. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The absurdity of the image still makes him wince. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The price of gas will make us wince. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And the one that still makes you wince today? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Our rugby has become so attritional it regularly makes you wince just watching it. The Sun (2015)Just the sight of some of the old dental tools is enough to make you wince. The Sun (2015)The patient is wincing in pain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You may wince, but something about the process feels profoundly right. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Investors may wince at such an idea, though. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Manufacturers are already wincing in pain over increases in wheat, butter and cheese. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I still wince at the thought of it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)More than a year on, the impulse is still to wince as he tries to flex the leg. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But gadget geeks may find it all too frivolous and comedy fans may wince at their favourites' talking head ramblings. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He winced at the pain. Man of Honour (2007)WHEN was the last time you winced at a tradesman's price list? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Lowestoft boxer winced with pain from the first left to the body but did not appear to be in serious trouble from either attack. The Sun (2012)My score was 259 of these little patches: the doctor winced slightly. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He may find it exciting or he may wince, but it's your body and your choice. The Sun (2010)Each time a punch landed, I winced. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You might wince at the thought of the hard, narrow saddles used by serious cyclists, but skinny saddles are better for your body. Times, Sunday Times (2010)B By punching the air before jogging back to your own half, rubbing your lower back and wincing slightly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I winced slightly when I saw the price. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'wince'
British English: wince VERB
If you wince, the muscles of your face tighten suddenly because you have felt a pain or because you have just seen, heard, or remembered something unpleasant.
Every time he put any weight on his left leg he winced in pain.
Definition of wince from the Collins English Dictionary
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