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")

Antonyms of adj squinched

1 sense of squinched

Sense 1
squinched, squinting -- (having eyes half closed in order to see better; "squinched eyes")

INDIRECT (VIA closed) -> open, opened -- (used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened")

Similarity of adj squinched

1 sense of squinched

Sense 1
squinched, squinting -- (having eyes half closed in order to see better; "squinched eyes")
       => closed (vs. open), shut -- (used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight")

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