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Synonyms of recoil

Noun


1. recoil, kick, movement, motion

usage: the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

2. recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash, movement, motion

usage: a movement back from an impact

Verb


1. flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail, move

usage: draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"

2. backfire, backlash, recoil, happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place

usage: come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"

3. bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet, jump, leap, bound, spring

usage: spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

4. kick back, recoil, kick, bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet

usage: spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"

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