Synonyms of 'cringe'

apple-polish, avoid, bend, blench, blink, bootlick, bow, brown-nose, cower, crawl, creep, crouch, curtsy, defer, dodge, duck, evade, fade, fall back, fawn, flatter, flinch, funk, genuflect, get down, grovel, hang back, hunch, jib, kneel, kowtow, lickspittle, pull back, pull out, quail, quiver, recoil, retract, retreat, shrink, shy, sidestep, skulk, slaver, slink, sneak, squat, stoop, swerve, toady, tremble, truckle, wallow, weasel, weasel out, welter, wince, withdraw