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    #1

    scare/ harass/ flinch

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    Whenever I tried to somehow scare or harass her, she never flinched.

    scare = cause fear in

    harass = annoy continually or chronically

    never flinched = donít turn a hair at a time

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    #2

    Re: scare/ harass/ flinch

    You're nearly right.

    'Flinch' is a more likely reaction to a sudden shock, rather than continual annoyance.

    Rover

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