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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to recoil)
a. estremecerse
Briana flinched when the hawk flew within inches of her face.Briana se estremeció cuando el halcón pasó volando a unas pulgadas de su cara.
b. encogerse
The singer flinched when a fly landed on his microphone, but kept on singing.El cantante se encogió cuando una mosca se posó en el micrófono, pero siguió cantando.
2. (to avoid; used with "from")
a. rehuir de
Despite all of the difficulties of being a single parent, Monica never flinched from her motherly duties.A pesar de todas las dificultades de ser madre soltera, Mónica nunca rehuyó de sus responsabilidades de madre.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Alicia is not a woman who will flinch from her responsibilities.Alicia no es una mujer que va a dejar de cumplir sus responsabilidades.
Peter never flinched from making tough decisions.Peter nunca se echó atrás a la hora de tomar decisiones difíciles.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (with pain)
a. encogerse
to flinch from (doing) somethingecharse atrás a la hora de (hacer) algo
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flinch [flɪntʃ]
intransitive verb
1 (shrink back) estremecerse
he flinched at the pain se estremeció del dolor; I flinched when he touched me cuando me tocó, me estremecí; he struck her hard but she did not flinch la golpeó con fuerza, pero ni se inmutó; without flinching sin inmutarse
2 (shirk)
he did not flinch from his responsibilities no se retrajo de sus obligaciones
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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