cringing cringing  /ˈkrɪn dʒɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) totally submissive

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Jarring new examples emerged: the same female soldier, holding a leash wrapped around the neck of a naked prisoner cringing at her feet.
  2. It doesn't have an internal optical drive for ripping CDs and watching DVDs, and to listen to music without cringing, you need external speakers or at least headphones.
  3. Gollum's cringing present could be the Hobbit's future.

News

  1. Ohio gas prices near $4, above national average

    Some Ohio drivers are cringing as the price for a gallon of gas remains near the $4 mark. The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.92 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Gas prices near $4 per gallon in Ohio

    Some Ohio drivers are cringing as the price for a gallon of gas remains near the $4 mark.  
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WLWT-TV Cincinnati

  3. Ohio gas prices remain near $4 a gallon

    COLUMBUS — Some Ohio drivers are cringing as the price for a gallon of gas remains near the $4 mark. The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.92 in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s up 9 cents compared with the cost last [...] The post Ohio gas prices remain near $4 a gallon appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram . Click ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Chronicle-Telegram

Quotes

  1. "I've got a tableful of advisers sitting over there and they'll probably start cringing right about now when I start talking about some of this stuff right here," said Ramsey, in response to a question. "I'm going to tell you something. I...
    on Feb 2, 2010 By: Ron Ramsey Source: Politico

  2. Speaking earlier this year, Chace explained: "Are the racy undertones a weight on my conscience? Well, yes, I think they are. I come from a moral background, and I can see the power of the show, and imagine my old school teachers cringing, or my...
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Chace Crawford Source: MyParkMag

  3. "I feel it, and I'm definitely up for the challenge," Linebrink said. "This is a fun time, too. I'm not cringing in the corner, thinking about the pressure. I relish that, and a lot of guys pitching in the back end of the game, when you...
    on Sep 19, 2008 By: Scott Linebrink Source: Southtown Star

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