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    1. (=shrink back) encogerse (at ante)

    2. (=fawn) acobardarse, agacharse (before ante)

Examples from texts

Christine cringed at Shaw’s hint of sarcasm, and for the first time she sympathized with Nick.
Christine hizo una mueca al oír el sarcasmo en la voz de Shaw, y por primera vez simpatizó con Nick.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
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krɪndʒencogerse (at ante)Examples

to cringe with fear — encogerse de miedo
to cringe with embarrassment — morirse de vergüenza
it makes me cringe — me da horror

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Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)cringing
Past Participle (Participle II)cringed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I cringewe cringe
you cringeyou cringe
he/she/it cringesthey cringe
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am cringingwe are cringing
you are cringingyou are cringing
he/she/it is cringingthey are cringing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have cringedwe have cringed
you have cringedyou have cringed
he/she/it has cringedthey have cringed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been cringingwe have been cringing
you have been cringingyou have been cringing
he/she/it has been cringingthey have been cringing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I cringedwe cringed
you cringedyou cringed
he/she/it cringedthey cringed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was cringingwe were cringing
you were cringingyou were cringing
he/she/it was cringingthey were cringing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had cringedwe had cringed
you had cringedyou had cringed
he/she/it had cringedthey had cringed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been cringingwe had been cringing
you had been cringingyou had been cringing
he/she/it had been cringingthey had been cringing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will cringewe shall/will cringe
you will cringeyou will cringe
he/she/it will cringethey will cringe
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be cringingwe shall/will be cringing
you will be cringingyou will be cringing
he/she/it will be cringingthey will be cringing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have cringedwe shall/will have cringed
you will have cringedyou will have cringed
he/she/it will have cringedthey will have cringed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been cringingwe shall/will have been cringing
you will have been cringingyou will have been cringing
he/she/it will have been cringingthey will have been cringing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would cringewe should/would cringe
you would cringeyou would cringe
he/she/it would cringethey would cringe
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be cringingwe should/would be cringing
you would be cringingyou would be cringing
he/she/it would be cringingthey would be cringing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have cringedwe should/would have cringed
you would have cringedyou would have cringed
he/she/it would have cringedthey would have cringed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been cringingwe should/would have been cringing
you would have been cringingyou would have been cringing
he/she/it would have been cringingthey would have been cringing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am cringedwe are cringed
you are cringedyou are cringed
he/she/it is cringedthey are cringed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being cringedwe are being cringed
you are being cringedyou are being cringed
he/she/it is being cringedthey are being cringed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been cringedwe have been cringed
you have been cringedyou have been cringed
he/she/it has been cringedthey have been cringed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was cringedwe were cringed
you were cringedyou were cringed
he/she/it was cringedthey were cringed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being cringedwe were being cringed
you were being cringedyou were being cringed
he/she/it was being cringedthey were being cringed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been cringedwe had been cringed
you had been cringedyou had been cringed
he/she/it had been cringedthey had been cringed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be cringedwe shall/will be cringed
you will be cringedyou will be cringed
he/she/it will be cringedthey will be cringed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been cringedwe shall/will have been cringed
you will have been cringedyou will have been cringed
he/she/it will have been cringedthey will have been cringed


Common casecringecringes
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