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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 ?
I don't think I'm a coward, Mistress Blythe--I've looked an ugly death in the face more than once without blenching.
Tenderness: Mild tenderness-eye blenching due to feeling of pain in nerve at palpation; moderate tenderness-eye blenching and change in facial expression due to feeling of pain in nerve at palpation and severe tenderness-uttering oh
The African leaders not only blenching from their positions, but shamelessly going steps further to unjustly attack the ICC and its Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo for merely doing his job.