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6 definitions found
 for Blench
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blench \Blench\, v. t.
     1. To baffle; to disconcert; to turn away; -- also, to
        obstruct; to hinder. [Obs.]
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              Ye should have somewhat blenched him therewith, yet
              he might and would of likelihood have gone further.
                                                    --Sir T. More.
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     2. To draw back from; to deny from fear. [Obs.]
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              He now blenched what before he affirmed. --Evelyn.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blench \Blench\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blenched; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Blenching.] [OE. blenchen to blench, elude, deceive, AS.
     blencan to deceive; akin to Icel. blekkja to impose upon.
     Prop. a causative of blink to make to wink, to deceive. See
     Blink, and cf. 3d Blanch.]
     1. To shrink; to start back; to draw back, from lack of
        courage or resolution; to flinch; to quail.
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              Blench not at thy chosen lot.         --Bryant.
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              This painful, heroic task he undertook, and never
              blenched from its fulfillment.        --Jeffrey.
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     2. To fly off; to turn aside. [Obs.]
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              Though sometimes you do blench from this to that.
                                                    --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blench \Blench\, n.
     A looking aside or askance. [Obs.]
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           These blenches gave my heart another youth. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blench \Blench\, v. i. & t. [See 1st Blanch.]
     To grow or make pale. --Barbour.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  blench
      v 1: turn pale, as if in fear [syn: pale, blanch, blench]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "blench":
     ache, agonize, ail, anguish, avoid, blanch, bleach, blink, boggle,
     cringe, decolor, decolorize, demur, dodge, draw back, duck, evade,
     fade, fall back, falter, feel pain, feel the pangs, fight shy of,
     flinch, funk, grimace, hang back, hang off, have a misery,
     have qualms, hesitate, hold off, hurt, jib, make bones about,
     pause, pound, pull back, quail, recoil, reel back, retreat,
     scruple, sheer off, shoot, shrink, shrink back, shy, shy at,
     sidestep, smart, squinch, start, start aside, start back, stick at,
     stickle, strain, suffer, swerve, thrill, throb, tingle, turn aside,
     twinge, twitch, waver, weasel, weasel out, white, wince, writhe
  
  

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