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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
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