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blanch at (something)

To balk or hesitate when faced with something unpleasant. This phrase can also include or describe one's visible paleness, as to "blanch" something means to whiten it. All of my friends ran into the creepy haunted house, but I blanched at the sight of it. Stella blanched at the plate of cooked ants that had been set before her.
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blanch with (an emotion)

To become visibly pale as a result of feeling a particular emotion. All of my friends ran into the creepy haunted house, but I blanched with fear when I saw it. Stella blanched with disgust at the plate of cooked ants that had been set before her.
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blanch at something

Fig. to cringe at something; to become pale at the thought of something. Jill blanched at the thought of swimming in that cold water. Lily blanched at the sight before her.
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blanch with something

Fig. to become pale with some emotion, such as anger or fear. He saw the injury and blanched with fear. Lily blanched with anger as Max walked out.
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Blanch scored five tries in the tournament including a hat-trick against Tonga and a brilliant double against Fiji.
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Ms Blanch said her sanctuary currently has 105 feral cats and because they have been living wild they are unsuitable to be re-homed.
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Blanch the whole cabbage leaves and cool, then take one leaf and put two tbsp of cabbage and onion mixture onto the leaf and wrap into a ball shape, then wrap in cling film.
W Blanch and Benfield Greig Group has created new competition for the gorillas of the reinsurance broker world--Marsh & McLennan's Guy Carpenter unit and Aon.
The dwell time in the Turbo-Flo is considerably shorter than in the atmospheric blancher it replaced: The process went from a three-minute blanch time to a two-minute blanch.