Significado de “recoil” - en el Diccionario Inglés

recoil en inglés británico

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recoilverb [ I ]

uk /rɪˈkɔɪl/ us /rɪˈkɔɪl/

to move back because of fear or disgust (= dislike or disapproval):

He leaned forward to kiss her and she recoiled in horror.
I recoiled from the smell and the filth.

to refuse to accept an idea or principle, feeling strong dislike or disapproval:

She wondered how it would be to touch him and recoiled at the thought.

recoilnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈriː.kɔɪl/ us /ˈriː.kɔɪl/

(Definición de recoil del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

recoil en inglés americano

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recoilverb [ I ]

us /rɪˈkɔɪl/

to make a sudden movement away from something esp. because of fear or disgust:

fig. Sun-worshipers might recoil in horror at the chilling winds and rough seas, but we loved the place.

recoilnoun [ U ]

us /ˈri·kɔɪl, rɪˈkɔɪl/

the sudden, backward movement that a gun makes when it is fired

(Definición de recoil del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)