how to pronounce flinch


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flinch is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… didn't flinch because i flinched …”

meanings of flinch


  1. To let the foot slip from a ball, when attempting to give a tight croquet.
  2. To make a sudden, involuntary movement in response to a stimulus; to cringe.
  3. To dodge (a question), to avoid an unpleasant task or duty.
  4. Alternative form of flense.


  1. The slipping of the foot from a ball, when attempting to give a tight croquet.
  2. A reflexive jerking away.

flinch frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word flinch occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics flinch can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that flinch can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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