[ UK /kɹˈɪnd‍ʒ/ ]
[ US /ˈkɹɪndʒ/ ]
  1. show submission or fear
  2. draw back, as with fear or pain
    she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf
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How To Use cringe In A Sentence

  • So I cringe when a local newsperson shoves a microphone in the face of some young 95-pound twink (Straight Translation: a twink is a skinny homosexual with a lot of moxie). Max Mutchnick: Where Is My Martin Luther Queen?
  • At college he had never (illis dissimilis in nostro tempore natis) cringed to the possessors of clerical power. Pelham — Volume 05
  • The acting was hammy, the jokes were forced, and the entire thing came across like a high school play - actors overdoing everything in cringe-worthy performances.
  • This will make you laugh out loud - and cringe with embarrassment. The Sun
  • I will always, like the vast majority of people, look at a photo of myself and wince or cringe. Times, Sunday Times
  • She is, for lack of a better word, cringeworthy.
  • He cringed away from Arun, eyes wide, then blinked and appeared to recognize the trapper.
  • Dimitri cringed away from the raging monster and quickly stumbled towards the door.
  • She cringed as her black blood ran down the shaft of the spear.
  • I cringed at the thought of him urinating on it in the full view of the highway.
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