- vi. 畏缩；弹回；报应
- n. 畏缩；弹回；反作用
来自古法语 reculer,向后移动，来自 re-,向后，往回，culer-,后面，来自拉丁语 culus,底部，屁
- recoil:  Recoil has no connection with coil. In fact, etymologically it means virtually ‘withdraw backside first’, for it was coined in French on the basis of cul ‘arse, backside’. This went back to Latin cūlus ‘arse’, which was probably related to Sanskrit kūla- ‘rearguard’.
- recoil (n.)
- c. 1300, "retreat," from Old French recul "recoil, backward movement, retreat," from reculer (see recoil (v.)). Meaning "back-kick of a firearm" is from 1570s.
- recoil (v.)
- early 13c. (transitive) "force back, drive back," from Old French reculer "to go back, give way, recede, retreat" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *reculare, from Latin re- "back" (see re-) + culus "backside, bottom, fundament." Meaning "shrink back, retreat" is first recorded c. 1300; and that of "spring back" (as a gun) in 1520s. Related: Recoiled; recoiling.
- 1. People used to recoil from the idea of getting into debt.
- 2. His reaction was as much of a rebuff as a physical recoil.
- 3. We are attracted by nice smells and recoil from nasty ones.
- 4. Most people would recoil at the sight of the snake.
- 5. Revenge may recoil upon the person who takes it.
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