recoil in horror as he allows The View ladies to tousle his formidable mane!
Large numbers of Israelis recoil at such violence, according to polls.
If you shove a big government program down their throats they will recoil.
Democrats live in hope that the electorate will recoil from the lunatics who have seized the GOP asylum.
“Technically, all guns have recoil,” Steve told me via email.
Accused of making "Criticism" in the formal sense, however, many of us should recoil with terrified denial.
He recoiled from the future, and at the moment of recoil came this offer of release.
The function is always the same, the recoil and the impulsion operate upon the two pallets simultaneously.
I do not recoil from this pain, and perhaps I may find in it some consolation.
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.