recoil - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/rɪˈkɔɪl/
present tense
I/you/we/theyrecoil
he/she/itrecoils
present participlerecoiling
past tenserecoiled
past participlerecoiled
  1. 1
    to move quickly back from someone or something frightening or unpleasant

    She felt him recoil from her.