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1. recoil

verb. ['riːˈkɔɪl'] draw back, as with fear or pain.

Synonyms

  • shrink
  • quail
  • cringe
  • funk
  • flinch
  • squinch
  • wince
  • move
  • retract

Antonyms

  • cheer
  • arrive
  • attend
  • autumnal equinox

Etymology

  • reculer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Recoil

  • statoil
  • guilfoil
  • embroil
  • britoil
  • uncoil
  • oleoyl
  • lukoil
  • gatoil
  • spoil
  • oboyle
  • o'boyle
  • croyle
  • broil
  • toil
  • soil
  • royle
  • roil
  • moyle
  • moyl
  • hoyle
  • foyle
  • foil
  • doyle
  • coyle
  • coile
  • boyle
  • boil

Sentences with recoil


1. Noun, singular or mass
Rotate the loop back and forth until you notice the tension is set on the recoil spring.

2. Verb, base form
The calf is built to recoil.

2. recoil

noun. ['riːˈkɔɪl'] a movement back from an impact.

Synonyms

  • resiliency
  • resilience
  • bouncing
  • repercussion
  • bounce
  • movement
  • ricochet
  • motion
  • carom
  • backlash

Antonyms

  • free
  • uncertain
  • unoriented
  • untreated

Etymology

  • reculer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. recoil

noun. ['riːˈkɔɪl'] the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired.

Synonyms

  • movement
  • motion

Antonyms

  • unsworn
  • ascend
  • rise

Etymology

  • reculer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. recoil

verb. ['riːˈkɔɪl'] spring back, as from a forceful thrust.

Synonyms

  • resile
  • bound
  • rebound
  • bounce
  • kick
  • ricochet
  • kick back
  • spring
  • reverberate

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • wane
  • decrease
  • stop

Etymology

  • reculer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. recoil

verb. ['riːˈkɔɪl'] spring back; spring away from an impact.

Synonyms

  • resile
  • bound
  • rebound
  • jump
  • leap
  • bounce
  • kick
  • skip
  • ricochet
  • kick back
  • spring
  • carom
  • reverberate
  • bound off

Antonyms

  • drop out
  • accept
  • inelasticity
  • clear

Etymology

  • reculer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. recoil

verb. ['riːˈkɔɪl'] come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect.

Synonyms

  • go on
  • happen
  • hap
  • occur
  • pass off
  • come about
  • take place
  • backfire
  • fall out
  • backlash

Antonyms

  • unhealthy
  • closing
  • opening
  • retreat

Etymology

  • reculer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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