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cower
used in The Guardian

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Definition
show fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • He cowered at each strike, pleading with her to stop and trying to cover himself, but she continued to wield the belt until her arms were too exhausted to move.
    Thirty-three (58% in)
cowered = showed fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
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