English - Vietnamese Dictionary
recoil /ri'kɔil/Concise Dictionary
- 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
recoils|recoiled|recoilingrɪ'kɔɪl ,rɪː-Thesaurus Dictionary
+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
Advanced English 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.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
+ 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.
a little, slightly | instinctively
As he leaned towards her she instinctively recoiled.
Howard recoiled a little at the sharpness in my voice.
She felt him recoil from her, frightened.
He recoiled in apparent disgust.
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