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Definitions of recoil:
  • noun:   a movement back from an impact
  • noun:   the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
  • verb:   spring back, as from a forceful thrust
  • verb:   draw back, as with fear or pain
  • verb:   spring back; spring away from an impact

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