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American English: /wɪns/
British English: /wɪns/

Translation of wince in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • hacer un gesto de dolor
    she didn't so much as wince when I took off the bandage
    no hizo el más mínimo gesto cuando le quité la venda
    some of the things he said made you wince
    algunas de las cosas que dijo daban vergüenza ajena
    to wince at somethingshe winced at the pain
    hizo un gesto or una mueca de dolor
    se le crispó el rostro del dolor
    I winced at the thought of seeing him again
    me estremecí de solo pensar en volverlo a ver
    Example sentences
    • Seria dropped to all fours and winced as pain cut through her palms like a sharp knife.
    • She tried to stand, but she winced in pain and clutched her side before slumping back onto the chair.
    • She winced in pain from the stitches in her shoulder when she reached down to the floor.


  • gesto (masculine) or mueca (feminine) (de dolor)
    she gave a wince
    (of pain)
    hizo un gesto or una mueca de dolor
    se le crispó el rostro del dolor
    (of displeasure)
    se estremeció

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