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Translation of recoil in Spanish:

intransitive verb

American English: /rəˈkɔɪl/
British English: /rɪˈkɔɪl/
  • 1 (shrink back) she recoiled in fear
    el miedo la hizo retroceder
    retrocedió de miedo
    he recoiled at the sight of the corpses
    retrocedió impresionado al ver los cadáveres
    to recoil from something
    rehuir algo
    she recoiled from his embrace
    rehuyó su abrazo
    the child recoiled from me as if afraid
    el niño me rehuyó como si tuviera miedo
  • 2
    dar un culatazo
    Example sentences
    • One shot bellowed out, and his gun recoiled, jumping backwards from the force of the bullet ripping from its nozzle.
    • The front trigger is articulated to move forward a little when the gun recoils and then you move your finger forward for the right modified barrel.
    • The rifle recoiled as it fired, and the shell exploded about a foot short of the missile.


uncountableAmerican English: /ˈriˌkɔɪl/
, /rəˈkɔɪl/
British English: /ˈriːkɔɪl/
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