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English

Etymology

Via Middle English from Old English cringan.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
cringe

Plural
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  1. A posture or gesture of shrinking or recoiling.
    He glanced with a cringe at the mess on his desk.

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Verb

Infinitive
to cringe

Third person singular
cringes

Simple past
cringed

Past participle
-

Present participle
cringing

to cringe (third-person singular simple present cringes, present participle cringing, simple past and past participle cringed) (intransitive)
  1. To shrink or recoil, as in fear, disgust or embarrassment.
    He cringed as the bird collided with the window.

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