Meaning of RECOIL in English

vt to draw or go back.

2. recoil ·noun the state or condition of having recoiled.

3. recoil ·noun specifically, the reaction or rebounding of a firearm when discharged.

4. recoil ·vi to turn or go back; to withdraw one's self; to retire.

5. recoil ·noun a starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the blood.

6. recoil ·vi to draw back, as from anything repugnant, distressing, alarming, or the like; to shrink.

7. recoil ·vi to start, roll, bound, spring, or fall back; to take a reverse motion; to be driven or forced backward; to return.

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