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    cringe - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cringe

    (verb) draw back, as with fear or pain
    Synonyms : flinch , funk , quail , recoil , shrink , squinch , wince
    Example Sentence
    • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf
    (verb) show submission or fear
    Synonyms : cower , crawl , creep , fawn , grovel
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cringe

SYRINGE...the child CRINGEd at the sight of the doctor holding a syringe. Cringed with laughter

cri....very close to word CRY....so you CRY when you shrink in fear.

clothes ringe in atomatic machines so they shrink

cringe: cri(criminal) + nge(age): criminal becomes age so he is in fear of young boys.

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