UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations verb: /rɪˈkɔɪl/, noun: /ˈriːkɔɪl/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/v. rɪˈkɔɪl; n. ˈriˌkɔɪl, rɪˈkɔɪl/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. ri koil; n.koil′, ri koil)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. her [face, expression, body] recoiled
  2. recoiled in [pain, disgust, shock, horror]
  3. made him recoil in [pain]
  4. the [child, dog, girl] recoiled in [pain]
  5. (tried to) keep from recoiling in [pain]
  6. recoiled when she [saw, heard, observed]
  7. recoiled from the [touch, blow]
  8. recoiled at the [thought, prospect, idea] (of)
  9. recoil from the [thought]
  10. anyone would recoil at the [thought] of
  11. [suddenly, slightly, instinctively] recoiled
  12. recoiled suddenly [when, as]
  13. [springs, muscles, lungs, tendons] recoil
  14. felt his tendon recoil
  15. the gun recoiled a [bit, little]
  16. when the gun recoiled
  17. their words will recoil upon them
  1. the recoil [from, of] the [rifle, gun]
  2. the [amount, force] of recoil

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