flinch flinch  /f ˈlɪntʃ/


  1. (n) a reflex response to sudden pain
  2. (v) draw back, as with fear or pain



  1. The movie camera can do anything the human eye can do except flinch; that faculty is left to the audience.
  2. It ain't easy being the metrosexual pinup boy, but Beckham doesn't flinch from the term.
  3. The dictators can still strike back, and we may flinch in defense of those they strike.


  • SLCL Foundation Presents St. Louis Suspense Writer Michael Kahn

    Acclaimed St. Louis suspense author Michael Kahn will discuss and sign his latest novel “The Flinch Factor” on Tuesday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/michael_kahn/slcl/prweb10479199.htm
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. Those characteristics, Bush said, are what the nation needs in a president: "somebody that can handle the tough decisions, somebody who won't flinch in the face of danger."
    on Mar 4, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Boston Globe

  2. "We're starting to see progress, and if we stick with it, if we don't flinch in the face of some difficulties, then I feel absolutely convinced that we are going to get this economy back on track," Obama said.
    on Apr 10, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  3. "He said, 'What they needed was someone who could do this and not flinch - and that was me,'" said journalist Bob Greene, who wrote the Tibbets biography, "Duty: A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War."
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Bob Greene Source: International Herald Tribune

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