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  • recoil from with pride — index disdain Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • recoil from — Abhor, loathe, abominate, detest, feel disgust at, shrink from …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • recoil — vb 1 Recoil, shrink, flinch, wince, blench, quail can all mean to draw back from something, usually through fear, faintheartedness, or disgust. Recoil more than any of the succeeding terms suggests the physical signs of such drawing back or the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Recoil — Re*coil , n. 1. A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the blood. [1913 Webster] 2. The state or condition of having recoiled. [1913 Webster] The recoil from formalism is skepticism. F. W. Robertson.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recoil dynamometer — Recoil Re*coil , n. 1. A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the blood. [1913 Webster] 2. The state or condition of having recoiled. [1913 Webster] The recoil from formalism is skepticism. F. W.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recoil escapement — Recoil Re*coil , n. 1. A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the blood. [1913 Webster] 2. The state or condition of having recoiled. [1913 Webster] The recoil from formalism is skepticism. F. W.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recoil — This article is about backward momentum produced in firearms when fired. For other uses, go to Recoil (disambiguation)Recoil, in common everyday language, is considered the backward kick or force produced by a gun when it is fired. In more… …   Wikipedia

  • recoil — recoils, recoiling, recoiled (The verb is pronounced [[t]rɪkɔ͟ɪl[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]ri͟ːkɔɪl[/t]].) 1) VERB If something makes you recoil, you move your body quickly away from it because it frightens, offends, or hurts you. For a… …   English dictionary

  • recoil — re|coil [rıˈkɔıl] v [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: reculer, from cul [i] ass ] 1.) to move back suddenly and quickly from something you do not like or are afraid of recoil from/at ▪ She recoiled from his touch as if she had been slapped …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • recoil — I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English reculen, recoilen, from Anglo French reculer, recuiler, from re + cul backside more at culet Date: 14th century 1. a. to fall back under pressure b. to shrink back physically or emotionally 2. to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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