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cringe

cringe

 
pronunciation:
krInj
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: cringed, cringes, cringing
definition 1: to crouch or shrink back, usu. in fear or distaste; cower.
When he heard about the treatment for the disease, he cringed.
similar words:
cower, crouch, grovel, quail, shrink
definition 2: to behave with servility; fawn.
similar words:
grovel
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part of speech: noun
definition: a motion or instance of cringing.
derivations: cringingly (adv.), cringer (n.)