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[ verb ] draw back from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.

Examples

"The landlord cannot resile from the lease"

Related terms

chicken_out

2
[ verb ] formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

Examples

"He retracted his earlier statements about his religion" "She abjured her beliefs"

Related terms

renounce retraction

3
[ verb ] spring back; spring away from an impact

Examples

"The rubber ball bounced" "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

4
[ verb ] return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed, as of elastic bodies

Examples

"The rubber tubes resiles"

Related terms

revert resilience

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