recoil in horror as he allows The View ladies to tousle his formidable mane!
If you shove a big government program down their throats they will recoil.
Large numbers of Israelis recoil at such violence, according to polls.
“Technically, all guns have recoil,” Steve told me via email.
Like most of us, the justices of the Supreme Court recoil at the thought of being forced to eat broccoli.
Accused of making "Criticism" in the formal sense, however, many of us should recoil with terrified denial.
The recoil, catching him in a bad posture, knocked him backward.
The function is always the same, the recoil and the impulsion operate upon the two pallets simultaneously.
It is caused by their encounter with the recoil of the preceding wave.
If you never shot a rifle of as heavy calibre as this one, Captain, look out for the recoil.
early 13c. (transitive) "force back, drive back," from Old French reculer "to go back, give way, recede, retreat" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *reculare, from Latin re- "back" (see re-) + culus "backside, bottom, fundament." Meaning "shrink back, retreat" is first recorded c.1300; and that of "spring back" (as a gun) in 1520s. Related: Recoiled; recoiling.
c.1300, "retreat," from Old French recul "recoil, backward movement, retreat," from reculer (see recoil (v.)). Meaning "back-kick of a firearm" is from 1570s.