I keep asking myself why yesterday, given his wincing candor about so much else.
He gives me a certain face, you know this “wincing of the heart,” that “ah” moment.
"Don't humiliate him," Wilson says, wincing, as Stiller cluelessly puts it on the pooch's head.
early 13c., winch, probably from Old North French *wenchier (in Old French guenchir "to turn aside, avoid"), from Frankish *wenkjan, from Proto-Germanic *wankjan (cf. Old High German wankon "to stagger, totter," Old Norse vakka "to stray, hover;" see wink). Originally of horses. Modern form is attested from late 13c. Related: Winced; wincing.