Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun recoil

2 senses of recoil

Sense 1
recoil, kick -- (the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired)
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Sense 2
recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash -- (a movement back from an impact)
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb recoil

4 senses of recoil

Sense 1
flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail -- (draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 2
backfire, backlash, recoil -- (come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble")
       => happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place -- (come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important")

Sense 3
bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet -- (spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide")
       => jump, leap, bound, spring -- (move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?")

Sense 4
kick back, recoil, kick -- (spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder")
       => bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet -- (spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide")

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