[General] scare/ harass/ flinch

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vil

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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 = don’t turn a hair at a time

Thanks for your efforts.

Regards,

V.
 

Rover_KE

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You're nearly right.

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

Rover
 
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