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recoils

verb
present tense third-person singular of recoil

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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recoils

noun
plural of recoil

Synonyms & Antonyms of recoils (Entry 2 of 2)

as in revulsions, flinches

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“Recoils.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/recoils. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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