In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(shrink back)retrocedershe recoiled in fear — el miedo la hizo retroceder
- he recoiled at the sight of the corpses — retrocedió impresionado al ver los cadáveres
- to recoil from sth — rehuir algo
- she recoiled from his embrace — rehuyó su abrazo
- the child recoiled from me as if afraid — el niño me rehuyó como si tuviera miedo
2(gun) retroceder(gun) dar un culatazo
- ‘It sure hurts the shoulder,’ Shelley said, rubbing where the gun's stock recoiled into her bones.
- The rifle recoiled as it fired, and the shell exploded about a foot short of the missile.
- To me, the gun recoils a bit less with a rod in it.
- The gun recoiled, and I saw my shot fly forward and hit him in the chest.
- One shot bellowed out, and his gun recoiled, jumping backwards from the force of the bullet ripping from its nozzle.
- When the enemy reached the middle of the open space, he fired, and the gun hardly recoiled at all.
- The front trigger is articulated to move forward a little when the gun recoils and then you move your finger forward for the right modified barrel.
- The gun recoiled as the bolt left the gun and flew through the air.
1retroceso masculinoculatazo masculino
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