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flinching

verb
present participle of flinch

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to draw back in fear, pain, or disgust
  • there are some patients who flinch at the mere sight of a needle

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“Flinching.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flinching. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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