blench


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blench 1

 (blĕnch)
intr.v. blenched, blench·ing, blench·es
To draw back or shy away, as from fear; flinch.

[Middle English blenchen, from Old English blencan, to deceive; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

blench′er n.

blench 2

 (blĕnch)
v.
Variant of blanch.

blench

(blɛntʃ)
vb
(intr) to shy away, as in fear; quail
[Old English blencan to deceive]

blench

(blɛntʃ)
vb
to make or become pale or white
[C19: variant of blanch]

blench1

(blɛntʃ)

v.i.
to shrink; quail.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English blencan]

blench2

(blɛntʃ)

v.t.
to whiten; blanch.
[1805–15; variant of blanch]

blench


Past participle: blenched
Gerund: blenching

Imperative
blench
blench
Present
I blench
you blench
he/she/it blenches
we blench
you blench
they blench
Preterite
I blenched
you blenched
he/she/it blenched
we blenched
you blenched
they blenched
Present Continuous
I am blenching
you are blenching
he/she/it is blenching
we are blenching
you are blenching
they are blenching
Present Perfect
I have blenched
you have blenched
he/she/it has blenched
we have blenched
you have blenched
they have blenched
Past Continuous
I was blenching
you were blenching
he/she/it was blenching
we were blenching
you were blenching
they were blenching
Past Perfect
I had blenched
you had blenched
he/she/it had blenched
we had blenched
you had blenched
they had blenched
Future
I will blench
you will blench
he/she/it will blench
we will blench
you will blench
they will blench
Future Perfect
I will have blenched
you will have blenched
he/she/it will have blenched
we will have blenched
you will have blenched
they will have blenched
Future Continuous
I will be blenching
you will be blenching
he/she/it will be blenching
we will be blenching
you will be blenching
they will be blenching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blenching
you have been blenching
he/she/it has been blenching
we have been blenching
you have been blenching
they have been blenching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blenching
you will have been blenching
he/she/it will have been blenching
we will have been blenching
you will have been blenching
they will have been blenching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blenching
you had been blenching
he/she/it had been blenching
we had been blenching
you had been blenching
they had been blenching
Conditional
I would blench
you would blench
he/she/it would blench
we would blench
you would blench
they would blench
Past Conditional
I would have blenched
you would have blenched
he/she/it would have blenched
we would have blenched
you would have blenched
they would have blenched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.blench - turn pale, as if in fearblench - turn pale, as if in fear    
discolour, discolor, color, colour - change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"

blench 1

verb
To draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust:

blench 2

verb
See blanch
Translations

blench

[blentʃ] VI (= flinch) → acobardarse; (= pale) → palidecer

blench

vibleich werden, erbleichen (geh)

blench

[blɛntʃ] vi (flinch) → sussultare; (turn pale) → impallidire
References in classic literature ?
Dost thou think that I, who have seen a town sacked, in which thousands of my Christian countrymen perished by sword, by flood, and by fire, will blench from my purpose for the outcries or screams of one single wretched Jew?
Blench (for I was in a fever), who gave me a composing draught and left orders with Finette that I should be disturbed ON NO ACCOUNT.
Another Conwy man to fall on the battlefield was Alfred Blench of Marl Crescent, Llandudno Junction, who left his wife and teaching job to enlist in the First World War.
47), but he does not consider, like Blench, that they might have shifted their language from Cushitic to their peculiar Nilo-Saharan.
Michael Blench, regional officer of the GMB union, said: "Politicians are not slow to tell workers that their economic fate relies on the market and their position in it.
Michael Blench, regional officer of the GMB union, said: "The nearly 2,000 steel workers who lost their jobs on Teesside did so as a direct result of the actions of some politicians and the failure of others to act.
The GMB's Michael Blench called the appointment a "PR stunt".
Theselected regime methods were (i)Lacey"stheory (ii) Blench Theory, and (iii) Simons and Albertson.
GMB official Michael Blench claimed that "little attention" was being paid to the welfare of migrant workers.
Keller M, Blench M, Tolentino H, Freifeld CC, Mandl KD, Mawudeku A, et al.
1984; de Wet 2000; Weber 1998; Marshall and Hildebrand 2002; Blench 2003, Fuller and Harvey 2006; Fuller and Boivin 2009; Manning et al.
Crewe does not blench at the possibility that the writer "harborjed] genocidal wishes regarding his English fellow-citizens" but he does find the attack on Jerusalem and the attack on London to be "notably discontinuous" (42).