wince
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wince(
wihns
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to cringe)
a. estremecerse
He took a swig from a cheap bottle of whiskey and winced.Tomó un trago de una botella de whisky barato y se estremeció.
b. hacer un gesto de dolor
Carolina winced when the nurse inserted the needle into her arm.Carolina hizo un gesto de dolor cuando la enfermera insertó la aguja en su brazo.
2. (to briefly express embarrassment)
a. hacer un gesto de bochorno
Some of the things he said made me wince.Algunas de las cosas que dijo me hicieron hacer un gesto de bochorno.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (act of flinching)
a. la mueca de dolor
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Jenna plunged her feet into the pool and pulled them back with a wince because it was so cold.Jenna sumergió los pies en la piscina y los retiró con una mueca de dolor porque estaba muy fría.
b. el gesto de dolor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Antonio stood up slowly with a wince from the pain in his knee.Antonio se levantó lentamente con un gesto de dolor por el dolor de su rodilla.
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wince
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of pain)
a. la mueca de dolor
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of embarrassment)
a. el gesto de bochorno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (with pain)
a. hacer una mueca de dolor
4. (with embarrassment)
a. hacer un gesto de bochorno
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wince [wɪns]
noun
[of revulsion] mueca (f); [of pain] mueca (f) de dolor
he said with a wince dijo con una mueca
intransitive verb
(shudder) estremecerse
he winced in pain hizo una mueca de dolor; he winced at the thought of dining with Camilla la idea de cenar con Camilla le hacía estremecer
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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