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recoil
used in Girl Interrupted

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Definition
to 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
  • I looked into her brown eyes and I recoiled.

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