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1A sudden forceful recoil.‘the kickback from the gun punches your shoulder’
recoil, kick, reboundView synonyms
- ‘His ears were ringing from the explosion of the gun and the kickback had bruised his shoulder when the gun went off.’
- ‘The gun, though supposedly effective at close quarters, has so much recoil and kickback that it is usually not worth the trouble.’
- ‘The thrust from the kickback of the gun sent me to my back.’
- ‘Bar nose kickback is one of the more common causes of serious chainsaw injury accidents.’
2informal A payment made to someone who has facilitated a transaction or appointment, especially illicitly.
- ‘In not a single instance did the United States choose to block any transaction due to suspected 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.’
- ‘It is alleged that these employees colluded with certain builders who were contracted by the trust and in return received certain kickbacks.’
- ‘Basically he's saying that unless everyone got kickbacks in proportion to their contributions, nobody got kickbacks.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘This time he's after insurance companies for paying kickbacks to brokers in return for steering customers to them.’
- ‘Maintaining good personal relations with everyone is very important as favors, bribes, kickbacks, and connections all come into play when making the final deal.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The charges also include misusing his office for personal gain and seeking bribes and salary kickbacks from his staff.’
- ‘Payoffs and kickbacks and cheating and lying to the public are a way of life.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It should step up efforts to comprehensively solve the illegal alien labor problem ranging from illegal immigration, kickbacks, and protection by influential persons.’
- ‘Prosecutors say the company steered clients to certain insurance policies with costlier premiums in return for kickbacks.’
- ‘Those who are found to be taking bribes or kickbacks will face strict punishment and may be disqualified.’
- ‘Of course they are the beneficiaries of kickbacks and illicit hordes of money safely stashed in cash and kind, in many cases also abroad.’
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