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Meaning & Definition of Cringe in English

English

Cringe

/krɪnʤ/

verb

1. Draw back, as with fear or pain

  • "She flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
    synonym:
  • flinch
  • ,
  • squinch
  • ,
  • funk
  • ,
  • cringe
  • ,
  • shrink
  • ,
  • wince
  • ,
  • recoil
  • ,
  • quail

2. Show submission or fear

    synonym:
  • fawn
  • ,
  • crawl
  • ,
  • creep
  • ,
  • cringe
  • ,
  • cower
  • ,
  • grovel