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Main Entry: 1re·coil
Pronunciation: ri-primarystresskodoti(schwa)l
Function: verb
1 a : to fall back under pressure : RETREAT b : to shrink back <recoil in horror>
2 : to spring back to or as if to a starting point <the compressed spring recoiled upon release> <the big gun recoiled upon firing>

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