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Definition of Cringe


  1. To draw one's self together as in fear or servility; to bend or crouch with base humility; to wince; hence; to make court in a degrading manner; to fawn.
  2. To contract; to draw together; to cause to shrink or wrinkle; to distort.
  3. Servile civility; fawning; a shrinking or bowing, as in fear or servility.
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Cringe Translations

cringe in German is kriechen
cringe in Spanish is encogerse
cringe in Swedish is svansa, krypa