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  • a movement back from an impact
  • the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
  • spring back, as from a forceful thrust
    • The gun kicked back into my shoulder
  • spring back; spring away from an impact
    • The rubber ball bounced
    • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide
  • come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
    • Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble
  • draw back, as with fear or pain
    • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf
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