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Definition of Recoil


  1. To start, roll, bound, spring, or fall back; to take a reverse motion; to be driven or forced backward; to return.
  2. To draw back, as from anything repugnant, distressing, alarming, or the like; to shrink.
  3. To turn or go back; to withdraw one's self; to retire.
  4. To draw or go back.
  5. A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the blood.
  6. The state or condition of having recoiled.
  7. Specifically, the reaction or rebounding of a firearm when discharged.
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Recoil Translations

recoil in French is recul, rebondissement
recoil in Spanish is rechazo
recoil in Swedish is rekyl, rygga tillbaka