CRINGE, verb transitive [G.] Properly, to shrink; to contract; to draw together; a popular use of the word. [Vulgarly, scringe.]
You see him cringe his face.
CRINGE, verb intransitive To bow; to bend with servility; to fawn; to make court by mean compliances.
Flatterers are always bowing and cringing.
CRINGE, noun A bow; servile civility.