recoil

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1 recoil /rɪˈkojəl/ verb
recoils; recoiled; recoiling
1 recoil
/rɪˈkojəl/
verb
recoils; recoiled; recoiling
Learner's definition of RECOIL
[no object]
: to quickly move away from something that is shocking, frightening, or disgusting : to react to something with shock or fear
often used figuratively
of a gun : to move back suddenly when fired
2 recoil /ˈriːˌkojəl/ noun
2 recoil
/ˈriːˌkojəl/
noun
Learner's definition of RECOIL
[singular]
: the sudden backward movement of a gun that happens when the gun is fired
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