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Meaning of BLENCH

Pronunciation:  blench

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  turn pale, as if in fear

BLENCH is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: blanch, pale
 See Also: color, colour, discolor, discolour



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Blench\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blenched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Blenching}.] [OE. blenchen to blench, elude, deceive, AS.
    blencan to deceive; akin to Icel. blekkja to impose upon.
    Prop. a causative of blink to make to wink, to deceive. See
    {Blink}, and cf. 3d {Blanch}.]
    1. To shrink; to start back; to draw back, from lack of
       courage or resolution; to flinch; to quail.
             Blench not at thy chosen lot.         --Bryant.
             This painful, heroic task he undertook, and never
             blenched from its fulfillment.        --Jeffrey.
    2. To fly off; to turn aside. [Obs.]
             Though sometimes you do blench from this to that.
  2. \Blench\, v. t.
    1. To baffle; to disconcert; to turn away; -- also, to
       obstruct; to hinder. [Obs.]
             Ye should have somewhat blenched him therewith, yet
             he might and would of likelihood have gone further.
                                                   --Sir T. More.
    2. To draw back from; to deny from fear. [Obs.]
             He now blenched what before he affirmed. --Evelyn.
  3. \Blench\, n.
    A looking aside or askance. [Obs.]
          These blenches gave my heart another youth. --Shak.
  4. \Blench\, v. i. & t. [See 1st {Blanch}.]
    To grow or make pale. --Barbour.
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