Meaning of RECOIL in English

n. Function: verb

to draw back usually through fear or disgust FF1C; recoiled from the snake FF1E;

Synonyms: blanch, blench, flinch, quail, shrink, squinch, start, wince

Related Words: falter, hesitate, waver; balk, shy, stick, stickle; dodge, duck, swerve; quake, shake, shudder, tremble; reel (back)

Contrasted Words: advance, approach, near

Antonyms: confront; defy

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