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  • 1 recoil from — index eschew, shun Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 recoil from — Abhor, loathe, abominate, detest, feel disgust at, shrink from …

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  • 3 recoil from with pride — index disdain Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 recoil — vb 1 Recoil, shrink, flinch, wince, blench, quail can all mean to draw back from something, usually through fear, faintheartedness, or disgust. Recoil more than any of the succeeding terms suggests the physical signs of such drawing back or the… …

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  • 5 Recoil — Re*coil , n. 1. A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the blood. [1913 Webster] 2. The state or condition of having recoiled. [1913 Webster] The recoil from formalism is skepticism. F. W. Robertson.… …

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  • 6 Recoil dynamometer — Recoil Re*coil , n. 1. A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the blood. [1913 Webster] 2. The state or condition of having recoiled. [1913 Webster] The recoil from formalism is skepticism. F. W.… …

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  • 7 Recoil escapement — Recoil Re*coil , n. 1. A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the blood. [1913 Webster] 2. The state or condition of having recoiled. [1913 Webster] The recoil from formalism is skepticism. F. W.… …

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  • 8 Recoil — This article is about backward momentum produced in firearms when fired. For other uses, go to Recoil (disambiguation)Recoil, in common everyday language, is considered the backward kick or force produced by a gun when it is fired. In more… …

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  • 9 recoil — recoils, recoiling, recoiled (The verb is pronounced [[t]rɪkɔ͟ɪl[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]ri͟ːkɔɪl[/t]].) 1) VERB If something makes you recoil, you move your body quickly away from it because it frightens, offends, or hurts you. For a… …

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  • 10 recoil — re|coil [rıˈkɔıl] v [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: reculer, from cul [i] ass ] 1.) to move back suddenly and quickly from something you do not like or are afraid of recoil from/at ▪ She recoiled from his touch as if she had been slapped …

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  • 11 recoil — I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English reculen, recoilen, from Anglo French reculer, recuiler, from re + cul backside more at culet Date: 14th century 1. a. to fall back under pressure b. to shrink back physically or emotionally 2. to… …

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  • 12 recoil — I UK [rɪˈkɔɪl] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms recoil : present tense I/you/we/they recoil he/she/it recoils present participle recoiling past tense recoiled past participle recoiled 1) to move quickly back from someone or something… …

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  • 13 recoil — re|coil1 [ rı kɔıl ] verb intransitive 1. ) to move quickly back from someone or something frightening or unpleasant: She felt him recoil from her. 2. ) to feel very strongly that something is frightening or unpleasant: She recoiled in horror at… …

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  • 14 recoil — 1 verb (I) 1 to move back suddenly and quickly from something you dislike or are frightened of (+ from): She recoiled from his touch as if she had been slapped. 2 to feel such a strong dislike of a particular situation that you want to avoid it… …

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  • 15 recoil — verb ADVERB ▪ a bit, a little, slightly ▪ instinctively ▪ As he leaned forward she instinctively recoiled. ▪ instantly ▪ …

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  • 16 Recoil operation — is an operating mechanism used in locked breech, autoloading firearms. As the name implies, these actions use the force of recoil to provide energy to cycle the action. Other operating systems are blowback operated, gas operated, gatling, and… …

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  • 17 Recoil — Re*coil (r[ e]*koil ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Recoiled} (r[ e]*koild ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Recoiling}.] [OE. recoilen, F. reculer, fr. L. pref. re re + culus the fundament. The English word was perhaps influenced in form by accoil.] [1913 Webster] 1 …

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  • 18 recoil — ► VERB 1) suddenly spring back or flinch in fear, horror, or disgust. 2) feel such emotions at the thought of something. 3) spring back through force of impact or elasticity. 4) (recoil on/upon) have an adverse consequence for (the originator). ► …

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  • 19 recoil atom — noun An atom that experiences a sudden change of direction or reversal, after the emission from it of a particle or radiation • • • Main Entry: ↑recoil …

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  • 20 Recoil (magazine) — Recoil Magazine is Grand Rapids, Michigan based monthly magazine that provides satirical or fake news, in addition to local and regional reviews of albums, books, and other media. They have both printed and on line versions of the magazine.… …

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