Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun flinch

1 sense of flinch

Sense 1
wince, flinch -- (a reflex response to sudden pain)
       => startle, jump, start -- (a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb flinch

1 sense of flinch

Sense 1
flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail -- (draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

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