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English → English (WordNet) Definition: recoil recoil n 1: the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired [syn: kick] 2: a movement back from an impact [syn: repercussion, rebound, backlash] v 1: draw back, as with fear or pain; “she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf” [syn: flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, quail] 2: spring back; spring away from an impact; “The rubber ball bounced”; “These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide” [syn: bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, reverberate, ricochet] 3: spring back, as from a forceful thrust; “The gun kicked back into my shoulder” [syn: kick back, kick]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Recoil Recoil \Re*coil"\ (r[-e]*koil"), v. t. To draw or go back. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Recoil \Re*coil"\, n. 1. A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the blood. [1913 Webster] 2. The state or condition of having recoiled. [1913 Webster] The recoil from formalism is skepticism. --F. W. Robertson. [1913 Webster] 3. Specifically, the reaction or rebounding of a firearm when discharged. [1913 Webster] Recoil dynamometer (Gunnery), an instrument for measuring the force of the recoil of a firearm. Recoil escapement. See the Note under Escapement. [1913 Webster] Recoil \Re*coil"\ (r[-e]*koil"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Recoiled (r[-e]*koild"); p. pr. & vb. n. Recoiling.] [OE. recoilen, F. reculer, fr. L. pref. re- re- + culus the fundament. The English word was perhaps influenced in form by accoil.] [1913 Webster] 1. To start, roll, bound, spring, or fall back; to take a reverse motion; to be driven or forced backward; to return. [1913 Webster] Evil on itself shall back recoil. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The solemnity of her demeanor made it impossible . . . that we should recoil into our ordinary spirits. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw back, as from anything repugnant, distressing, alarming, or the like; to shrink. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To turn or go back; to withdraw one's self; to retire. [Obs.] “To your bowers recoil.” --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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