recoil[ verb ri-koil; noun ree-koil, ri-koil ]SEE DEFINITION OF recoil
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RECOIL
You permit your heart (little did I think it was such a froward one) to recoil.
The recoil, catching him in a bad posture, knocked him backward.
Shocked by the sound of my own name, I was ready to recoil abashed.
Doubtless the self-respect of the woman was in no way wounded by the master's recoil.
When events occur which disturb my life, I always have a movement of recoil.
We must now glance at the forces of reaction, the recoil to fact.
After the first recoil she said, scarcely audibly, “I am ready,” and moved.
It is caused by their encounter with the recoil of the preceding wave.
But it should never be forgotten that the thing from which we recoil did not choose to be fashioned so.
His six 50's flamed and the recoil set the Thunderbolt back on her flaps.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RECOIL
- back off
- back out
- back pedal
- beg off
- bow out
- cave in
- chicken out
- cop out
- give ground
- give in
- give up
- go back on
- have no fight left
- hold back
- pull back
- pull out
- take back
- wimp out
- withdraw from agreement or statement