cringe

Listen:
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkrɪndʒ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/krɪndʒ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(krinj)


Inflections of 'cringe' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
cringes
v 3rd person singular
cringing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
cringed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
cringed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

cringe

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. made me cringe
  2. the [thought, sight, smell] made me cringe
  3. cringed at the [thought] of
  4. makes me cringe every time
  5. always makes me cringe
  6. cringed with [embarrassment, fear, shame, horror]
  7. cringed in [embarrassment]
  8. cringed when she [said, did]
  9. made her cringe and [shudder, laugh]
  10. cringe whenever someone [says]
  11. just the thought of [it] makes me cringe
  12. always cringe [when, at]
  13. cringed away from
  14. cringed [slightly, noticeably]
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