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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 flinch /ˈflɪnʧ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flinch v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flinched p. pr. & vb. n. Flinching.]
 1. To withdraw from any suffering or undertaking, from pain or danger; to fail in doing or perserving; to show signs of yielding or of suffering; to shrink; to wince; as, one of the parties flinched from the combat.
    A child, by a constant course of kindness, may be accustomed to bear very rough usage without flinching or complaining.   --Locke.
 2. Croquet To let the foot slip from a ball, when attempting to give a tight croquet.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flinch, n. The act of flinching.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a reflex response to sudden pain [syn: wince]
      v : draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they
          showed the slaughtering of the calf" [syn: squinch, funk,
           cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail]