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

 wince /ˈwɪn(t)s/
 畏縮,退避(vi.)畏縮,退縮,退避

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wince v. i. [imp. & p. p. Winced p. pr. & vb. n. Wincing ]
 1. To shrink, as from a blow, or from pain; to flinch; to start back.
    I will not stir, nor wince, nor speak a word.   --Shak.
 2. To kick or flounce when unsteady, or impatient at a rider; as, a horse winces.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wince, n. The act of one who winces.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wince, n.  Dyeing & Calico Printing A reel used in dyeing, steeping, or washing cloth; a winch. It is placed over the division wall between two wince pits so as to allow the cloth to descend into either compartment. at will.
 Wince pit, Wince pot, a tank or a pit where cloth in the process of dyeing or manufacture is washed, dipped in a mordant, or the like.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 wince
      n 1: the facial expression of sudden pain
      2: a reflex response to sudden pain [syn: flinch]
      v 1: draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they
           showed the slaughtering of the calf" [syn: flinch, squinch,
            funk, cringe, shrink, recoil, quail]
      2: make a face indicating disgust or dislike; "She winced when
         she heard his pompous speech"