There are 2 main definitions of blench in English:

Share this entry

Share this page

blench1

Syllabification: blench
Pronunciation: /blen(t)SH
 
/

verb

[no object]
Make a sudden flinching movement out of fear or pain: he blenched and struggled to regain his composure
More example sentences
  • But even Melville might have blenched at Browning's final exordium.
  • Martha Stewart would blench at the Beehive decor, and it's hard to imagine Helen Clark posing with fluffy Persian cats, but otherwise Martha and Helen could pretty much swap places.
  • A headline in the current Spectator made me blench.

Origin

Old English blencan 'deceive', of Germanic origin; later influenced by blink.

Definition of blench in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

There are 2 main definitions of blench in English:

Share this entry

Share this page

blench2

Syllabification: blench
Pronunciation: /blen(t)SH
 
/

verb

chiefly dialect
Variant spelling of blanch.

Definition of blench in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.