recoil

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Synonyms for recoil

jerk back

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draw back

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jerking back

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kickback

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Synonyms for recoil

to jerk backward, as a gun upon firing

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to draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust

an act of drawing back in an involuntary or instinctive fashion

Synonyms for recoil

the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

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draw back, as with fear or pain

come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect

spring back, as from a forceful thrust

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Upon firing, as the barrel recoiled rearward and the empty case was extracted, a lifter brought a fresh round up into alignment with the breech.
As the barrel, barrel extension and bolt, which was riding inside the sleeve, recoiled, the sleeve and barrel rotated to unlock the bolt.
Upon ignition of the primer, the barrel and bolt recoiled together for approximately .
2 : to spring back to or as if to a starting position <The rifle recoiled upon firing.
If that recoil block is completely split out and recoiled to the rear, gently drive a wooden wedge down into the stock's magazine mortice, to spread the sides sufficiently, to allow you to press glass into the splits.