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“… like cringe thinking of that oh it's not …”

meanings of cringe


  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.


  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.


  1. Cringy; cringeworthy; cringe-inducing.

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