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 for Flinching
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flinch \Flinch\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flinched; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Flinching.] [Prob. fr. OE. flecchen to waver, give way, F.
     fl['e]chir, fr. L. flectere to bend; but prob. influenced by
     E. blench. Cf. Flex.]
     1. To withdraw from any suffering or undertaking, from pain
        or danger; to fail in doing or perserving; to show signs
        of yielding or of suffering; to shrink; to wince; as, one
        of the parties flinched from the combat.
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              A child, by a constant course of kindness, may be
              accustomed to bear very rough usage without
              flinching or complaining.             --Locke.
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     2. (Croquet) To let the foot slip from a ball, when
        attempting to give a tight croquet.
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