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RECOIL





Definition:

  1. [noun] the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
    Synonyms: kick

  2. [noun] a movement back from an impact
    Synonyms: repercussion, rebound, backlash

  3. [verb] draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
    Synonyms: flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, quail

  4. [verb] spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
    Synonyms: bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, reverberate, ricochet

  5. [verb] spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
    Synonyms: kick back, kick

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