Associations to the word «Flinch»


FLINCH, noun. A reflexive jerking away.
FLINCH, verb. To make a sudden, involuntary movement in response to a (usually negative) stimulus.
FLINCH, verb. To dodge (a question), to avoid an unpleasant task or duty
FLINCH, verb. To let the foot slip from a ball, when attempting to give a tight croquet.

Dictionary definition

FLINCH, noun. A reflex response to sudden pain.
FLINCH, verb. Draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf".

Wise words

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
Blaise Pascal