Is RECOIL a scrabble word?

Words With Friends :  YES

Scrabble US :  YES

Scrabble UK :  YES

English International (SOWPODS) :  YES

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Definitions for the word 'recoil'


  1. RECOIL, a movement back from an impact
  2. RECOIL, the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
  3. RECOIL, the sudden backward movement of a gun that happens when the gun is fired


  1. RECOIL, spring back, as from a forceful thrust
  2. RECOIL, spring back; spring away from an impact
  3. RECOIL, draw back, as with fear or pain
  4. RECOIL, come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
  5. RECOIL, to quickly move away from something that is shocking, frightening, or disgusting : to react to something with shock or fear
  6. RECOIL, to move back suddenly when fired

Synonyms for 'recoil'

The word RECOIL is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

How to use the word 'recoil' in a sentence

  1. We recoiled in horror at the sight of his wounded arm.
  2. He recoiled from her touch.
  3. The rifle recoiled and bruised my shoulder.
  4. The gun has a sharp recoil.

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