verbo intransitivo (psychologically) tirarsi indietro; (physically) trasalire

without flinching — senza batter ciglio

to flinch at an insult — sobbalzare sentendosi insultare

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[flin ]
(to make a sudden movement back or away in fear, pain etc: He flinched away from the sudden heat.) ritirarsi, sottrarsi
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flinch /flɪntʃ/
sussulto, fremito (per dolore, paura); smorfia (di dolore, di disgusto).
(to) flinch (1) /flɪntʃ/
► to flench.
(to) flinch (2) /flɪntʃ/
v. i.
1 sussultare, trasalire, fremere (per dolore, paura, disgusto); avere un sussulto (o un fremito); fare una smorfia (di dolore, di disgusto): The sound of gunfire made her flinch, il rumore degli spari la fece sobbalzare; to flinch inwardly, avere un fremito interno; fremere nell'intimo; without flinching, senza un fremito; senza batter ciglio; senza una smorfia di dolore
2 to flinch from, tirarsi indietro di fronte a; sottrarsi a: to flinch from a responsibility, sottrarsi a una responsabilità
chi si tira indietro; chi si sottrae (a un dovere, ecc.).
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verbo intransitivo (psychologically) tirarsi indietro; (physically) trasalire

without flinching — senza batter ciglio

to flinch at an insult — sobbalzare sentendosi insultare

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.


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