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recoiling

verb
present participle of recoil

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to draw back in fear, pain, or disgust
  • the social worker tried not to recoil from the sight of the cockroach in the bathtub

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“Recoiling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/recoiling. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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