Synonyms of 'recoil'
2 draw backDictionary, shrink, falterPeople used to recoil from the idea of getting into debt.
3 backfireDictionary, go wrong, rebound
All new fashion starts out as a reaction against existing convention.
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If a plan boomerangs, its result is not the one that was intended and is harmful to the person who made the plan.
The trick boomeranged, though.
The slightest pressure made her flinch.
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Thesaurus for recoil from the Collins English Thesaurus
If something makes you recoil , you move your body quickly away from it because it frightens , offends , or hurts you.