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

1 sense of squinch

Sense 1
squinch -- (a small arch built across the interior angle of two walls (usually to support a spire))
       => arch -- ((architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it)

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

3 senses of squinch

Sense 1
squinch -- (crouch down)
       => crouch, stoop, bend, bow -- (bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse")

Sense 2
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")

Sense 3
squint, squinch -- (cross one's eyes as if in strabismus; "The children squinted so as to scare each other")
       => grimace, make a face, pull a face -- (contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state; "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do")

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