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Past tense for suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust
“He began to pull up his shirt and the children recoiled in horror.”
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Past tense for feel fear, horror, or disgust at the thought of something
“And still some people might react with disgust at the idea, recoil at the thought of it, or simply say that it's too strong a word.”
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Past tense for to pull back, especially in disgust, horror or astonishment
“The rifle recoiled as it fired, and the shell exploded about a foot short of the missile.”
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Past tense for to pull back, especially in disgust, horror or astonishment
“A dictated peace is not a true peace; punitive terms recoil on our own heads.”
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