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Definitionto move backward suddenly — especially:
- the backward jerk of a gun or cannon when it is fired
- when a person draws back from someone or something, as with fear, disgust, or pain
- He squeezed the trigger of the automatic rifle gently and it pounded back three times against his shoulder with the slippery jolt the recoil of a tripoded automatic weapon gives.Chapter 27 (78% in)
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