Recoil – meaning of the word and example

To move back because of fear or disgust (=dislike or disapproval)

To refuse to accept an idea or principle, feeling strong dislike or disapproval. (Cambridge Dictionary)

If something makes you recoil, you move your body quickly away from it because it frightens, offends, or hurts you. (Collins Dictionary)

To fall back under pressure. (Merriam – Webster)

Suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust. (Oxford Dictionaries)


Jar and Recoil


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