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Found 2 items, similar to recoil.
English → English
n 1: the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired [syn: kick
2: a movement back from an impact [syn: repercussion
v 1: draw back, as with fear or pain; “she flinched when they
showed the slaughtering of the calf”
2: spring back; spring away from an impact; “The rubber ball
; “These particles do not resile but they unite
after they collide”
, take a hop
3: spring back, as from a forceful thrust; “The gun kicked back
into my shoulder”
[syn: kick back
English → English
(r[-e]*koil"), v. t.
To draw or go back. [Obs.] --Spenser.
1. A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as,
the recoil of nature, or of the blood.
2. The state or condition of having recoiled.
The recoil from formalism is skepticism. --F. W.
3. Specifically, the reaction or rebounding of a firearm when
(Gunnery), an instrument for measuring
the force of the recoil of a firearm.
. See the Note under Escapement
(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.]
1. To start, roll, bound, spring, or fall back; to take a
reverse motion; to be driven or forced backward; to
Evil on itself shall back recoil. --Milton.
The solemnity of her demeanor made it impossible . .
. that we should recoil into our ordinary spirits.
2. To draw back, as from anything repugnant, distressing,
alarming, or the like; to shrink. --Shak.
3. To turn or go back; to withdraw one's self; to retire.
[Obs.] “To your bowers recoil.”