recoil has definitions from the field of arms
1
[ verb ] draw back, as with fear or pain

Examples

"she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"

Related terms

move shrink_back wince

2
[ noun ] the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

Synonyms

kick

Related terms

movement kick_back

3
[ verb ] spring back; spring away from an impact

Examples

"The rubber ball bounced" "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

4
[ verb ] (arms) spring back, as from a forceful thrust

Synonyms

kick_back kick

Examples

"The gun kicked back into my shoulder"

Related terms

bounce

5
[ noun ] a movement back from an impact
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