|1.||[ verb ] draw back, as with fear or pain|
|Synonyms:||flinch cringe wince shrink quail funk squinch|
"she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
|Related terms:||move shrink_back wince|
|2.||[ noun ] the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired|
|Related terms:||movement kick_back|
|3.||[ verb ] spring back; spring away from an impact|
|Synonyms:||bounce spring bound rebound ricochet reverberate resile take_a_hop|
"The rubber ball bounced" "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
|Related terms:||jump kick_back carom skip leap bounce ricochet resilience|
|4.||[ verb ] (arms) spring back, as from a forceful thrust|
"The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
|5.||[ noun ] a movement back from an impact|
|Synonyms:||rebound backlash repercussion|
|Related terms:||movement bounce ricochet resilience bounce|