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
1retroceso masculineculatazo masculine
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