from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To shrink or start involuntarily, as in pain or distress; flinch.
- n. A shrinking or startled movement or gesture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sudden movement or gesture of shrinking away.
- n. A reel used in dyeing, steeping, or washing cloth; a winch. It is placed over the division wall between two wince pits so as to allow the cloth to descend into either compartment at will.
- v. To flinch as if in pain or distress.
- v. To wash (cloth), dip it in dye, etc., with the use of a wince.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To shrink, as from a blow, or from pain; to flinch; to start back.
- intransitive v. To kick or flounce when unsteady, or impatient at a rider.
- n. The act of one who winces.
- n. A reel used in dyeing, steeping, or washing cloth; a winch. It is placed over the division wall between two wince pits so as to allow the cloth to descend into either compartment. at will.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shrink, as in pain or from a blow; start back: literally or figuratively.
- To kick.
- To wriggle; twist and turn.
- To fling by starting or kicking.
- n. The act of one who winces; an involuntary shrinking movement or tendency; a slight start back or aside, as from pain or to avoid pain.
- n. In dyeing, a simple hand-machine for changing a fabric from one dye-vat to another.
- In dyeing, to immerse in the bath by turning the wince or winch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the facial expression of sudden pain
- n. a reflex response to sudden pain
- v. make a face indicating disgust or dislike
- v. draw back, as with fear or pain
Try not to wince from the gooey sound effects laid on top.
I wince from the pressure; she lets go of me and opens her weak arms to my dying child.
It also made speakers of plain English wince, and " 30 Rock " writers cheer, by explaining " the Company plans to continue capitalizing on complementary and financially attractive inorganic growth opportunities.
What made her wince was the amount of circumstantial testimony falling into place so inexorably against him.
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Although I kind of wince at the idea of making the films 3D because I like to think of Pixar being above that level of gimmickery, I'm looking forward to revisiting Woody, Buzz and the rest.
I'm so happy everyone can see the potential here, even though when I look at the photo I still kind of wince a bit.
All, he tells us, he has asked for, so far as he is concerned, is the right to "wince" when swallowing it.