Recoil synonyms and antonyms

rĭ-koil'

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To take back or away; remove:
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To recoil, as from something unpleasant or difficult; shrink.
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A quick recovery from or reaction to disappointment or depression:
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(Intransitive) to rotate the body or head so as not to face someone or something
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(Nautical) To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from.
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To draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust
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A return ticket.
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To deny the legal sufficiency of an adversary’s claim, without admitting or denying the truth of the underlying facts, usually on a technical legal basis rather than the merits of the claim; to file a demurrer.
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To close and open one or both of the eyes rapidly.
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To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow
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To cause or set off a backlash.
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(Chiefly Dial., Brit.) To make or become pale; whiten; bleach
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(Slang) To buy something or pay an expense:
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(Rail transport, of a driver at a terminal station) to depart driving the train following the train they arrived into the station driving, so as to decrease service turnaround time.
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Forward is defined as toward the front, or toward something in advance.
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To draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust
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(Intransitive) To evade an obligation; to avoid the performance of duty, as by running away.
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To become weak, ineffective, or unsteady, especially in performance:
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To turn aside or be turned aside from a straight path or established pattern.
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To draw back, bend, crouch, etc., as when afraid; shrink from something dangerous or painful
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To duck is defined as to lower the head or body quickly as if to avoid a blow.
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(Intransitive) To waste away; to fade, wither. [from 15th c.]
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To decline in value:
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(Pinball) A feature that saves the ball from draining and propels it back into play.
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The effect produced by an allergen
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To throw or toss with a quick abrupt motion.
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To drive or move (a ball, etc.) by striking with the foot
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To act or perform a second time; to do over again; to reenact.
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To send or force back; to repel from side to side.
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To turn or move in the opposite direction.
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(Intransitive) To cower or flinch.
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(Intransitive) To avoid due to timidness or caution.
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To shrink or start involuntarily, as in pain or distress; flinch.
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Meet is defined as to come face to face with, be there when someone or something arrives, or to be introduced.
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To acknowledge and accept or deal with:
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To come near to in place, time, character, or value; to draw nearer to.
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To try; endeavor:
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An often indirect effect, influence, or result that is produced by an event or action.
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(Idiomatic) To relax.
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(Intransitive, Internet, of an e-mail message or address) To return undelivered.
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To withdraw or recoil
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spring back; spring away from an impact
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To spring back from a surface after striking it, as a ball does; bounce; rebound
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To rebound off something wildly in a seemingly random direction.
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To crouch down or draw oneself together so as to seem smaller
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To shrink from, or avoid something because of fear
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To explode as a backfire
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(Sports) To score when the team is losing.
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A flat curved airfoil, that spins about an axis perpendicular to the direction of flight, that was originally used in various parts of the world as hunting weapons or, in returnable types, for sports or training.
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