- A posture or gesture of shrinking or recoiling.
verb (cringes, cringing, cringed) (intransitive)
- He glanced with a at the mess on his desk.
- To shrink or recoil, as in fear, disgust or embarrassment.
Etymology: Via Middle English from Old English ''cringan
- He cringed as the bird collided with the window.
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