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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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The IMF team welcomed the authorities' plans to continue fiscal reforms, especially towards a more equitable and fairer tax system, and to reduce public debt to 60 per cent of GDP by 2021," said Blancher.
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Blancher describes communities that are inavouable in the sense of being secret, hidden, shameful, but also in the sense of being incompatible with the "felicitous" public speech acts.
While I'm cutting those vegetables, I have the blancher going for tomatoes.
This new acquisition represents a great opportunity for us to secure good assets at a fair price," says Suzanne Blancher, president and CEO of Cascades' Tissue Group.
Earlier drafts benefited from the comments of Peter Blancher, Hugh Boyd, Brian Collins, and Grant Gilchrist.
In a blancher (a large pot with removable basket), boil one gallon of water for each pound of prepared vegetables.