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English verb: cringe

1. cringe (motion) draw back, as with fear or pain


SamplesShe flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf.


Synonymsflinch, funk, quail, recoil, shrink, squinch, wince


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)retract, shrink back

2. cringe (motion) show submission or fear


Synonymscower, crawl, creep, fawn, grovel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)bend, flex









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