resile

Primary Meanings of resile

1.
v
spring back; spring away from an impact
2.
v
pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.
Full Definitions of resile
1

v spring back; spring away from an impact

“These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide”
Synonyms:
bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop
Types:
kick, kick back, recoil
spring back, as from a forceful thrust
bound off, skip
bound off one point after another
carom
rebound after hitting
Type of:
bound, jump, leap, spring
move forward by leaps and bounds

v return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed

“The rubber tubes resile
Type of:
regress, retrovert, return, revert, turn back
go back to a previous state
2

v pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.

“The landlord cannot resile from the lease”
Type of:
back down, back off, bow out, chicken out, pull out
remove oneself from an obligation

v formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

Synonyms:
abjure, forswear, recant, retract
Type of:
disown, renounce, repudiate
cast off

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