1. The backward jerk of a gun when it is fired (synset 107365354)
  2. A movement back from an impact (synset 107364792)
  1. Draw back, as with fear or pain (synset 202064997)
    "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
  2. Come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect (synset 202384041)
    "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"; "the political movie backlashed on the Democrats"
  3. Spring back;
    Spring away from an impact (synset 201896097)
    "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
  4. Spring back, as from a forceful thrust (synset 201374119)
    "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"

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