- 1A sudden forceful recoil: the kickback from the gun punches your shoulderMore example sentences
- The gun, though supposedly effective at close quarters, has so much recoil and kickback that it is usually not worth the trouble.
- His ears were ringing from the explosion of the gun and the kickback had bruised his shoulder when the gun went off.
- The thrust from the kickback of the gun sent me to my back.
- 2 • informal An illicit payment made to someone in return for facilitating a transaction or appointment: the ruling party depends on contributions and kickbacksMore example sentences
- Of course they are the beneficiaries of kickbacks and illicit hordes of money safely stashed in cash and kind, in many cases also abroad.
- Moreover, it is widely known within the media and political circles that transnational companies are routinely involved in the payment of bribes and kickbacks to governments around the world.
- He accepted the money in return for granting official appointments and received kickbacks for approving various construction projects, the report said.