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recoil /ri'kɔil/
  • danh từ
    • sự dội lại, sự nảy lại; sự giật (súng); sự bật lên (của lò xo)
      • the recoil of a gun: sự giật lại của khẩu đại bác
    • sự lùi lại (vì sợ, ghê tởm...); sự chùn lại
    • nội động từ
      • dội lại, nảy lại; giật (súng); bật lên (lò xo)
        • the gun recoils: khẩu đại bác giật
      • lùi lại (vì sợ, ghê tởm...); chùn lại, thoái lui
        • to recoil from something: chùn lại trước việc gì
        • to recoil from doing something: chùn lại không dám làm việc gì
      • (từ hiếm,nghĩa hiếm) rút lui (trước kẻ địch)
      • (nghĩa bóng) (+ on, upon) có ảnh hưởng ngược lại, tác hại trở lại
        • his meanness recoiled upon his own head: cái tính bần tiện của hắn tác hại trở lại ngay cho bản thân hắn
    Concise Dictionary
    recoils|recoiled|recoilingrɪ'kɔɪl ,rɪː-
    +the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
    +a movement back from an impact
    +draw back, as with fear or pain
    +come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
    +spring back; spring away from an impact
    +spring back, as from a forceful thrust

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 jerk or jump or spring back, start, flinch, wince, shrink, blench, balk or baulk, shy (away) (from):
    He recoiled when confronted with the evidence of the gruesome experiments with live animals
    2 rebound, bounce back, resile, kick back:
    When fired, the gun recoiled, bruising his shoulder.
    3 kick, rebound, repercussion, backlash:
    He was unprepared for the violent recoil of the old gun.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    verb, noun
    + verb [V]
    1 ~ (from sb/sth)
    ~ (at sth) (written) to move your body quickly away from sb/sth because you find them or it frightening or unpleasant: She recoiled from his touch. + He recoiled in horror at the sight of the corpse.
    2 ~ (from sth / from doing sth)
    ~ (at sth) (written) to react to an idea or a situation with strong dislike or fear: She recoiled from the idea of betraying her own brother.
    3 (of a gun) to move suddenly backwards when you fire it
    + noun [U, sing.] a sudden movement backwards, especially of a gun when it is fired: The recoil was so violent it almost tore the weapon from his grasp.
    Collocation Dictionary


    a little, slightly | instinctively
    As he leaned towards her she instinctively recoiled.


    Howard recoiled a little at the sharpness in my voice.
    | from
    She felt him recoil from her, frightened.
    | in
    He recoiled in apparent disgust.

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