HyperDic: recoil

English > 6 senses of the word recoil:
VERBmotionrecoil, flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, quaildraw back, as with fear or pain
socialrecoil, backfire, backlashcome back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
motionrecoil, bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, reverberate, ricochetspring back
contactrecoil, kick back, kickspring back, as from a forceful thrust
NOUNeventrecoil, kickthe backward jerk of a gun / gun when it is fired
eventrecoil, repercussion, rebound, backlasha movement back from an impact
recoil > pronunciation
Soundsriykoy'l
Rhymesairfoil ... uncoil: 21 rhymes with oyl...
English > recoil: 6 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe backward jerk of a gun / gun when it is fired.
Synonymkick
Broadermovement, motionA natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
Spanishretroceso
Adjectivesrecoillessof or being a weapon that is designed to minimize recoil
Verbsrecoilspring back, as from a forceful thrust
English > recoil: 6 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA movement back from an impact.
Synonymsrepercussion, rebound, backlash
Narrowerbounce, bouncingrebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
resilience, resiliencyAn occurrence of rebounding or springing back
ricochet, caromA glancing rebound
Broadermovement, motionA natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
Spanishculatazo, repercusión, retroceso
Catalanrepercussió, retrocés
Verbsrecoilspring back
English > recoil: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningdraw back, as with fear or pain.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsflinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, quail
Narrowershrink back, retractpull away from a source of disgust or fear
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishcontraerse, encogerse, reaccionar, recular, retroceder
Catalanacovardir-se, contreure's, encongir-se, recular, retrocedir
English > recoil: 6 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningCome back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsbackfire, backlash
Broaderhappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeCome to pass
English > recoil: 6 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningspring back; spring away from an impact.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsbounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, reverberate, ricochet
Narrowercaromrebound after hitting
kick back, recoil, kickspring back, as from a forceful thrust
skip, bound offbound off one point after another
Broaderjump, leap, bound, springMove forward by leaps and bounds
Spanishrebotar
Catalanrebotar, rebotre
Nounsrecoila movement back from an impact
English > recoil: 6 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningspring back, as from a forceful thrust.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymskick back, kick
Broaderbounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochetspring back
Spanishretroceder
Nounsrecoilthe backward jerk of a gun / gun when it is fired

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