GRE Word List

FLINCH

hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.

The meaning of the word flinch is hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger..

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