verb (used without object)
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Origin of recoil
synonym study for recoil
OTHER WORDS FROM recoilre·coil·ing·ly, adverbnon·re·coil, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH recoilre-coil, recoil
Words nearby recoil
Definition for recoil (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-coilre-coil , recoil
Example sentences from the Web for recoil
When looking for signs of electrons recoiling as other particles slammed into them, the team observed extra recoils of electrons at low energies, well beyond the number predicted by standard physics.An unexpected result from a dark matter experiment may signal new particles|Emily Conover|June 17, 2020|Science News
They used to treat these “electronic recoils” as background noise, and indeed many of these events are caused by mundane sources such as radioactive lead and krypton isotopes.
In their new analysis, the physicists examined electronic recoils in the first year’s worth of XENON1T data.
“Technically, all guns have recoil,” Steve told me via email.
I noticed when watching Biathlon that the guns seem to have no recoil when fired.
Erupting into spontaneous song and having strangers fully embrace it rather than recoil?The First ‘Glee’ Without Cory Monteith Was Blissfully Joyous|Kevin Fallon|September 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If you shove a big government program down their throats they will recoil.
Large numbers of Israelis recoil at such violence, according to polls.Fearing Public Backlash, Israeli Settlers Speak Out Against Their Own|Dan Ephron|June 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To recoil in battle, provided you return again to the attack, passes with them rather for policy than fear.Tacitus on Germany|Tacitus
Any injury to our position must recoil with double force upon so weak and small a minority as they are when left to stand alone.The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era, Vol. I (of 2)|Alexander Michie
The recoil of the spring F has now brought the locking pallet G to catch the tooth B, the escapement-wheel is thus again stopped.Time and Time-Tellers|James W. Benson
The Reformer did not recoil, did not retract; but his judge, he who never ceased exclaiming, Retract!History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
This time I listened and heard nothing—not even the recoil of a bough.The War Trail|Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for recoil
verb (rɪˈkɔɪl) (intr)
noun (rɪˈkɔɪl, ˈriːkɔɪl)
- the backward movement of a gun when fired
- the distance moved