V from n
Structure I: Verbs in phase
|Finney||does not flinch||from||portraying||the cruelty of this period.|
|He||has not shrunk||from||facing||the challenges.|
These verbs are concerned with not doing something.When the preposition from is followed by a noun group, these verbs have Structure II (see meaning group II.8).
abstain desist flinch forbear keep recoil refrain retire retreat shirk shrink withdraw shy away
The incident occurred in the late seventies, but I shall refrain from naming the school involved.
Sometimes we shrink from making decisions, not out of fear but from sheer confusion.
So far police and riot troops have shied away from using physical force to break the strikers.