To wince is to make a grimace or twist your face, often involuntary done in anticipation of pain.(verb)
An example of wince is the face you make just before you get a shot by the doctor.
See wince in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME wynsen < Anglo-Fr var. of OFr guenchir < Frank *wenkjan, akin to OHG wankon, to totter, turn: for IE base see winch
Origin: var. of winch
See wince in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb winced winced, winc·ing, winc·es
Origin: Middle English wincen, to kick
Origin: , from Old North French *wencier
Origin: , variant of Old French guencir
Origin: , of Germanic origin.
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