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- Rhymes: -ɪntʃ
flinch (plural flinches)
- A reflexive jerking away.
- My eye doctor hates the flinch I have every time he tries to get near my eyes.
- To make a sudden, involuntary movement in response to a (usually negative) stimulus.
- To dodge (a question), to avoid an unpleasant task or duty
to make a sudden, involuntary movement in response to a stimulus