Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wince


Winced
Def: to shrink back involuntarily (as from pain)
Etymology: Middle English wynsen to kick out, start, from Anglo-French *wincer, *guincer to shift direction, dodge, by-form of guenchir, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German wenken, wank┼Źn to totter.
Sentence: After hitting Harry, he winced back from the pain that he felt.

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