1. [ verb ] draw back, as with fear or pain
Synonyms: flinch shrink cringe wince recoil quail squinch

"she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"

Related terms: move shrink_back wince
2. [ noun ] (chemistry,biochemistry) United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)
Synonyms: casimir_funk
Related terms: biochemist
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1448
4. [ noun ] (psychology) a state of nervous depression
Synonyms: blue_funk

"he was in a funk"

Related terms: depression
Similar spelling:   funky