blench (v.)
swerve, turn aside, give way
MM IV.v.5[Duke to Friar Peter] Though sometimes you do blench from this to that, / As cause doth minister
WT I.ii.333.1[Leontes to Camillo, of giving way to his anger over Hermione] Could man so blench?
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