cringe away from

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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.
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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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As tensions simmer in the Alarcon-Katz state Senate race, I cringe from what I have seen happen when race is used as a way to increase voter turnout.