how to pronounce cringe

kɹɪndʒ

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An example use of cringe in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… night I did not cringe at that one is to …”

meanings of cringe

noun:

  1. A posture or gesture of shrinking or recoiling.
  2. An embarrassing event or situation which causes an onlooker to cringe.
  3. A crick.
  4. Someone or something that is cringy.
  5. A servile obeisance.

verb:

  1. To bow or crouch in servility.
  2. To shrink, cower, tense or recoil, as in fear, disgust or embarrassment.
  3. To contract; to draw together; to cause to shrink or wrinkle; to distort.

adjective:

  1. Cringy; cringeworthy; cringe-inducing.

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