過去式：cringed 過去分詞：cringed 現在分詞：cringing
- 1. 畏縮；蜷縮 The dog cringed at the sight of the whip. 那條狗見了鞭子畏縮不前。
- 2. 卑躬屈膝，阿諛奉承[（+to/before）] He always cringes before the boss. 他在老板面前總是卑躬屈膝。
- 3. 感到尷尬 The sight of my dad kissing my mom makes me cringe. 我父親親吻我母親的景象讓我覺得尷尬。
- 1. 畏縮；奉承[U]
Ogres are used to heinous wounds, but “ disembowelments” cause them to cringe 怪物早已習慣了各種 令人髮指 的傷口，但『開膛剖腹』 （卻）讓他們畏縮不前
She lowered her head timidly. '她害羞地低下頭' (lower，放低) Her body cringed timidly. '她羞怯地縮著身子' (cringe，瑟縮著)
...shed a tear? And how would we know what courage is If we never cringed with fear? How would we know what hate is If we hadn't ...