(noun, verb)


1. a reflex response to sudden pain

Similar word(s): wince

Definition categories: act, jump, start, startle

Sentences with flinch as a noun:

- My eye doctor hates the flinch I have every time he tries to get near my eyes.


1. draw back, as with fear or pain

- she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

Similar word(s): cringe, funk, quail, recoil, shrink, squinch, wince

Definition categories: motion, move