cringe away from (someone or something)

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cringe away from (someone or something)

To move away from someone or something, usually out of fear. I cringed away from the snake and prayed that it wouldn't see me.
See also: away, cringe

cringe away from someone or something

 and cringe from someone or something
to pull back or away from someone or something, as from fear. The child cringed away from the teacher. Why did you cringe away from the dentist's chair? The cat cringed from the fire. The child cringed from the huge dog.
See also: away, cringe
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When I reached for the toad it cringed away from me, trying to flatten itself against the wall.
On his own evidence he cringed away from confronting his target and has now also lied, in print, even about his own cringe.