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blench 1

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.

Words that rhyme with blench

backbench, bench, clench, Dench, drench, entrench, French, frontbench, quench, stench, tench, trench, wench, wrench

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Syllabification: blench

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There are 2 main definitions of blench in English:

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blench 2

Pronunciation: /blen(t)SH/

verb

chiefly dialect
Variant spelling of blanch.

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