Share this entry


Translation of recoil in German:

intransitive verb

British English: /rɪˈkɔɪl/
American English: /rəˈkɔɪl/
  • 1 (shrink back)
    he recoiled visibly
    er zuckte sichtbar zurück
    recoil from an idea
    vor einem Gedanken zurückschrecken
  • 2
    einen Rückstoß haben


British English: /ˈriːkɔɪl/
American English: /ˈriˌkɔɪl/
, /rəˈkɔɪl/
  • (of gun)
    Rückstoß Mask. from Gen.

Phrasal verbs

recoil [up]on

intransitive verb
zurückfallen auf + Akk.
recoil upon somebody's [own] head or upon somebody
auf jemanden [selbst] zurückfallen

Definition of recoil in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources


    Next Score: