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Related to blench: bench
intr.v. blenched, blench·ing, blench·es
To draw back or shy away, as from fear; flinch.
Variant of blanch.
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(intr) to shy away, as in fear; quail
[Old English blencan to deceive]
to make or become pale or white
[C19: variant of blanch]
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to shrink; quail.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English blencan]
to whiten; blanch.
[1805–15; variant of blanch]
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Past participle: blenched
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