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Meaning of flinch

flinch

Pronunciation: (flinch), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to draw back or shrink, as from what is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant.
  2. to shrink under pain; wince.
  3. to let the foot slip from the ball in the act of croqueting.
—v.t.
  1. to draw back or withdraw from.
—n.
  1. an act of flinching.

flinch

Pronunciation: (flinch), [key]
— v.t.
  1. flense.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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