Synonyms of 'flinch'

avoid, avoidance, blanch, blench, blink, boggle, cower, cringe, demur, dodge, duck, elude, escape, eschew, evade, evasion, fade, fall back, falter, funk, hang back, hesitate, hold off, jib, jump, pause, pull back, pull out, quail, recede, recoil, retire, retract, retreat, scruple, shrink, shun, shy, sidestep, squinch, start, startle, stickle, strain, swerve, waver, weasel, weasel out, wince, withdraw