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flinch /flinch/Concise Dictionary
- nội động từ
- chùn bước, nao núng
- to flinch from difficulties: chùn bước trước khó khăn
- do dự, lưỡng lự, ngần ngại
+a reflex response to sudden pain
+draw back, as with fear or pain
Advanced English Dictionary
wince, draw back, withdraw, cower, cringe, recoil, start, quail, blench, shrink (from), shy (away) (from), dodge, duck:
Each time he raised the whip, I flinched.
+ verbCollocation Dictionary
[V] ~ (at sth)
~ (away) to make a sudden movement with your face or body as a result of pain, fear, surprise, etc: He flinched at the sight of the blood. + She flinched away from the dog. + He met my gaze without flinching. + He didn't even flinch (= wasn't surprised) when I told him the price.
See also - UNFLINCHING
Phrasal Verbs: flinch from sth
flinch from doing sth (often used in negative sentences) to avoid thinking about or doing sth unpleasant: He never flinched from facing up to trouble.
violently | almost | hardly
He hardly flinched when he was hit.
| slightly | visibly | inwardly
She flinched inwardly as he took her hand.
VERB + FLINCH
Her finger touched the scar on his forehead, making him flinch.
She flinched visibly at the sight of the body.
She flinched away from him. (figurative) She won't flinch from speaking her mind.
He flinched with the force of the blow.
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