used in The 100
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to move backward suddenly (sometimes figuratively)
- the backward jerk of a gun or cannon when it is fired
- when a person flinches (suddenly draws back) from someone or something, as with fear, disgust, or pain
- when a person is emotionally repulsed, as by disgust
- when something intended to go in one direction figuratively falls back in the opposite direction; for example, a story told to hurt someone that comes back to hurt the teller
- He reached out to place his hand on her arm, and she recoiled from his touch.
- Wells slid his arm behind her, but instead of recoiling as she'd done every day over the past few weeks, she leaned into him and rested her head against his chest.
- He waited for her to recoil from his touch, but instead, she buried herself in his arms.
There are no more uses of "recoil" in The 100.