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synonyms for recoil

  • backfire
  • balk
  • blanch
  • blink
  • cringe
  • demur
  • flinch
  • hesitate
  • reel
  • shudder
  • tremble
  • turn away
  • waver
  • wince
  • blench
  • carom
  • dodge
  • duck
  • falter
  • jerk
  • kick
  • quail
  • quake
  • react
  • rebound
  • resile
  • shake
  • shirk
  • shrink
  • spring
  • start
  • stick
  • stickle
  • swerve
  • withdraw
  • draw back
  • pull back
  • shy away
  • step back
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antonyms for recoil

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  • steady
  • face
  • meet
  • remain
  • stay
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How to use recoil in a sentence

Instead, he developed a new concept based on the energy recoil of tendons and ligaments.
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When looking for signs of electrons recoiling as other particles slammed into them, the team observed extra recoils of electrons at low energies, well beyond the number predicted by standard physics.
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In their new analysis, the physicists examined electronic recoils in the first year’s worth of XENON1T data.
DARK MATTER EXPERIMENT FINDS UNEXPLAINED SIGNALNATALIE WOLCHOVERJUNE 17, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
They used to treat these “electronic recoils” as background noise, and indeed many of these events are caused by mundane sources such as radioactive lead and krypton isotopes.
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Danton began to recoil from the gulf opening before him, and wished to return to alliance with the Girondists.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
A slight tremor passed over the whiteness of her face; he took it for the vibration of some spiritual recoil.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
May this blood recoil upon those who are really guilty of those crimes.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
When the enemy approached, one or two volleys caused his column to recoil in confusion.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
The recoil staggered him, but he recovered himself without going over, and instantly roared out a horse-laugh.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Though there was no crime he would recoil at in the satisfaction of his passions, yet he fervently clung to life.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
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WORDS RELATED TO RECOIL

  • absention
  • circumvention
  • delay
  • departure
  • dodge
  • dodging
  • elusion
  • escape
  • escapism
  • eschewal
  • evasion
  • flight
  • forbearance
  • nonparticipation
  • parry
  • passive resistance
  • prevention
  • recession
  • recoil
  • restraint
  • retreat
  • run-around
  • self-restraint
  • shunning
  • steering clear of
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