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winced


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  1.  To  shrink,  as  from  a  blow,  or  from  pain;  to  flinch;  to 
  start  back 
 
  I  will  not  stir,  nor  wince,  nor  speak  a  word 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  kick  or  flounce  when  unsteady,  or  impatient  at  a  rider; 
  as  a  horse  winces. 




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