Spanish translation of 'recoil'
[person] echarse atrás ⧫ retroceder
[gun] dar un culatazo
to recoil from sth retroceder or dar marcha atrás ante algo
to recoil from doing sth rehuir hacer algo
to recoil in fear retroceder espantado
(at disgusting sight) retroceso m
[of gun] culatazo m
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Example Sentences Including 'recoil'
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The instinct of many parents at the thought of their little darling playing rugby is to recoil in horror.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The West recoiled with horror.The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)
Before you recoil in horror, I mean his childhood haven.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Interestingly, nearly five years on, many who recoiled in horror have changed their tune.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Not bringing anything much to the party, not causing bystanders to recoil in horror either.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Or if they did, they would recoil in horror.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
What you buy depends on whether you want your guests to laugh or recoil in horror!The Sun (2013)
She recoiled in horror when the noble young assistant offered his chaste embrace.A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)
I'd normally recoil at the thought of hotel staff providing entertainment, but here it happened unannounced.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They are either touched by its poetry and humanity or they recoil in horror.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
But she recoiled in horror when the poisonous Chilean rose spider wriggled into life.The Sun (2010)
Competitors and spectators recoiled in horror at the extent of his injuries.The Sun (2013)
Does she set out to be photographed or recoil at the sight of the cameras?The Sun (2008)
I mention this idea to a couple of friends and they recoil in horror.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
I squeezed the trigger and his gun went flying as his body recoiled.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
I still recoil at the memory of the year when there were blue trees outside Buckingham Palace.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They may well now recoil after the frenzy of violence.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
They want us recoil in horror and call off attempts to stop them marauding to power.The Sun (2014)
When he suggested dinner, she recoiled in horror.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But why so strongly and instinctively recoil?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
At first she recoiled from the idea that her grandfather would soon pass away as well.Christianity Today (2000)
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British English: recoil VERB
If something makes you recoil, you move your body quickly away from it because it frightens, offends, or hurts you.
For a moment I thought he was going to kiss me. I recoiled in horror.
Translation of recoil from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary