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flinch

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  • move or draw back suddenly, from shock, fear or pain [Barron]
  • to withdraw or shrink from or as if from pain; wince; also: to tense the muscles involuntarily in anticipation of discomfort [Taisha]
  • draw, move back, wince [Nandigam]

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