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  Words related to recoil

Related / Similar Words: repercussion, rebound, backlash, kick, kick back, bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, reverberate, ricochet, flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, quail

 

Definition:
  • a movement back from an impact;
  • the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired;
  • spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder";
  • spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide";
  • draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf";

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    Hyponyms: bounce, bouncing, resilience, resiliency, ricochet, carom, kick back, kick, skip, bound off, glance, shrink back, retract

     

    Derivational Morphology: bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, reverberate, ricochet, kick back, kick, carom, repercussion, backlash, leap, leaping, saltation, resilience, resiliency, bouncing, bounciness, wince, flinch

     

     
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