Fear and fight

flinch
(v)
Meaning

1. wince as if struck

1st Sample Sentence

1. I saw him flinch when I mentioned her name, and I suddenly remembered that she was a very sensitive topic of conversation for him.

2nd Meaning

2. shrink back

2nd Sample Sentence

2. A leader must never flinch from taking difficult decisions, even at the risk of alienating sections of his followers.

Mnemonics

sounds like pinch, when you pinch, the skin flinches.

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