AskDefine | Define wincing

The Collaborative Dictionary

Wince \Wince\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Winced; p. pr. & vb. n. Wincing.] [OE. wincen, winchen, OF. quencir, guenchir, guenchier, giencier, guinchier, and (assumed) winchier, winchir, to give way, to turn aside, fr. OHG. wankjan, wenken, to give way, to waver, fr. winchan to turn aside, to nod, akin to E. wink. See Wink.] [1913 Webster]
To shrink, as from a blow, or from pain; to flinch; to start back. [1913 Webster] I will not stir, nor wince, nor speak a word. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
To kick or flounce when unsteady, or impatient at a rider; as, a horse winces. [1913 Webster]
Wincing \Win"cing\, n. The act of washing cloth, dipping it in dye, etc., with a wince. [1913 Webster] Wincing machine. (a) A wince. --Ure. (b) A succession of winces. See Wince. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

English

Verb

wincing
  1. present participle of wince
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