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1A sudden forceful recoil.‘the kickback from the gun punches your shoulder’
recoil, kick, reboundView synonyms
- ‘The gun, though supposedly effective at close quarters, has so much recoil and kickback that it is usually not worth the trouble.’
- ‘Bar nose kickback is one of the more common causes of serious chainsaw injury accidents.’
- ‘The thrust from the kickback of the gun sent me to my back.’
- ‘His ears were ringing from the explosion of the gun and the kickback had bruised his shoulder when the gun went off.’
2informal An illicit payment made to someone in return for facilitating a transaction or appointment.‘the ruling party depends on contributions and kickbacks’
- ‘Moreover, it is widely known within the media and political circles that transnational companies are routinely involved in the payment of bribes and kickbacks to governments around the world.’
- ‘It should step up efforts to comprehensively solve the illegal alien labor problem ranging from illegal immigration, kickbacks, and protection by influential persons.’
- ‘A legacy of nomadic lifestyles gives people a sense of defiant self-rule, observers say, while the nation's poverty nurtures discontent toward people in power who take bribes and kickbacks.’
- ‘The payment of kickbacks to mid-level and senior bureaucrats is necessary for firms to win government procurement contracts in many parts of the world.’
- ‘Basically he's saying that unless everyone got kickbacks in proportion to their contributions, nobody got kickbacks.’
- ‘The charges also include misusing his office for personal gain and seeking bribes and salary kickbacks from his staff.’
- ‘Those who are found to be taking bribes or kickbacks will face strict punishment and may be disqualified.’
- ‘Five other doctors, accused of receiving kickbacks in return for patient referrals, are also facing charges.’
- ‘He accepted the money in return for granting official appointments and received kickbacks for approving various construction projects, the report said.’
- ‘This time he's after insurance companies for paying kickbacks to brokers in return for steering customers to them.’
- ‘He is accused of amassing billions of pesos in payoffs from illegal gambling operators and kickbacks from tobacco taxes and questionable government investments while in office.’
- ‘One further accused her of human rights violations, corruption and, together with her family, of receiving kickbacks from illegal gambling operators.’
- ‘The past five months have brought charges of price gouging, illegal insider trading, kickbacks and payola that have rocked the industry.’
- ‘Prosecutors say the company steered clients to certain insurance policies with costlier premiums in return for kickbacks.’
- ‘It is alleged that these employees colluded with certain builders who were contracted by the trust and in return received certain kickbacks.’
- ‘Of course they are the beneficiaries of kickbacks and illicit hordes of money safely stashed in cash and kind, in many cases also abroad.’
- ‘Maintaining good personal relations with everyone is very important as favors, bribes, kickbacks, and connections all come into play when making the final deal.’
- ‘A succession of witnesses have since come out to implicate the president - some of them also accusing her of using kickbacks from illegal gambling to finance the electoral fraud.’
- ‘In not a single instance did the United States choose to block any transaction due to suspected kickbacks.’
- ‘Payoffs and kickbacks and cheating and lying to the public are a way of life.’
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