recoil from

recoil from (someone or something)

To cower, shrink back, or pull away from someone or something. Children recoiled from the man ever since his face had been disfigured in that accident. We need a leader who won't recoil from doing what's right, even if it's unpleasant.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

recoil from someone or something

to draw back from someone or something. I recoiled from Sally when she told me what she had done. I recoiled from the horror and slammed the door.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Countess may recoil from handling the acids and watching the process of cremation; but she can surely sprinkle a little disinfecting powder--'
On the brink of some explanation, she seemed to recoil from it.
But perhaps she would recoil from a plot to take the life of Sikes, and that was one of the chief ends to be attained.
Caption: Full recoil from the 2 bore has pushed Giles upright.
This is why you put up with the recoil from the world's most powerful rifle.
In later life he wrote that the ferocious recoil from the big-bore blackpowder monsters "ruined his shooting for all time."
Rick, you are correct that, due to a low bore axis, the recoil from the bottom barrel causes the gun to come straight back in your hand, and because the top barrel has a higher bore axis, it will slightly rotate up with the recoil.
They all work together to provide a flexible interlocked shock absorber, and according to Benelli, provide a 50 percent reduction in felt recoil from their ComforTech system.
The main reason is that EcoStream could not secure the financing needed to acquire the 50% stake in L&T Recoil from L&T before the preliminary agreement expiry date of 30 September 2010.
Traditions claims their overall recoil reduction system consisting of the Knoxx CompStock and the barrel porting reduces felt recoil from 50 to 70 percent.
Sharp, fast recoil from hardware that many hunters consider standard fare can also cause a flinch.
Editor's note: No one will recoil from your recoil suggestions.
Handguns with polymer frames offer durability and ease of maintenance and often absorb some recoil from firing.
Recoil from the bench was even stiffer and I decided to quit while I was still ahead.
It's not that recoil from these little rifles is so horrendous, but with the repetition of many test rounds, my shoulder very quickly becomes sore.