If something makes you ~, you move your body quickly away from it because it frightens, offends, or hurts you.
For a moment I thought he was going to kiss me. I ~ed in horror...
We are attracted by nice smells and ~ from nasty ones.
VERB: V, V from n
Recoil is also a noun.
...his small body jerking in ~ from the volume of his shouting.
If you ~ from doing something or ~ at the idea of something, you refuse to do it or accept it because you dislike it so much.
People used to ~ from the idea of getting into debt...
She ~ed at the number of young girls who had to live by selling their bodies.
VERB: V from n, V at n