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kick, recoil
n. the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
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kick back, kick, recoil
v. spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
take a hop, resile, ricochet, reverberate, recoil, rebound, bound, spring, bounce
v. spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
quail, recoil, wince, shrink, cringe, funk, squinch, flinch
v. draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
recoil, backlash, backfire
v. come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"
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jerk
n. raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms
kicking, kick
n. a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics; "the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements"; "the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him"
shudder, shiver
v. shake, as from cold; "The children are shivering--turn on the heat!"
reduce, shrink
v. reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
shrivel, shrink
v. decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
take a hop, resile, ricochet, reverberate, recoil, rebound, bound, spring, bounce
v. spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
take a hop, resile, ricochet, reverberate, recoil, rebound, bound, spring, bounce
v. spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
shy
v. throw quickly
move back, pull back, draw back, pull away, retire, recede, retreat, withdraw
v. pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
move back, pull back, draw back, pull away, retire, recede, retreat, withdraw
v. pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
quail, recoil, wince, shrink, cringe, funk, squinch, flinch
v. draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
stoop
v. sag, bend, bend over or down; "the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"
grovel, cower, cringe, creep, crawl, fawn
v. show submission or fear
recoil, backlash, backfire
v. come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"
kibosh, block, halt, stop
v. stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
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spread
v. cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese"
pull
v. hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
thrust, hurtle, hurl, lunge
v. make a thrusting forward movement
recoil
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