Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail (draw back, as with fear or pain) "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
- S: (v) backfire, backlash, recoil (come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect) "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"; "the political movie backlashed on the Democrats"
- S: (v) bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet (spring back; spring away from an impact) "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
- S: (v) kick back, recoil, kick (spring back, as from a forceful thrust) "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"