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cringes

verb
present tense third-person singular of cringe

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1 to draw back in fear, pain, or disgust
  • gruesome crime scene photos that made several jurors cringe

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2 to draw back or crouch down in fearful submission
  • the puppy cringed when his master raised the rolled-up newspaper

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“Cringes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cringes. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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