Complete Definition of "cringe"

English

Etymology
Via Middle English from Old English ''cringan

Noun
en-noun

  1. A posture or gesture of shrinking or recoiling.

#:He glanced with a cringe at the mess on his desk.

Translations
Finnish: säpsähdys, vavahdus

Verb
en-verb|cringes|cringing|cringed intransitive

  1. To shrink or recoil, as in fear, disgust or embarrassment.

#:He cringed as the bird collided with the window.

Translations
Finnish: säpsähtää, kavahtaa

See also
crouch
wince

io:cringe
te:cringe
vi:cringe
zh:cringe

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