resile

Definitions of resile
  1. verb
    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
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    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
  2. verb
    return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed
    “The rubber tubes resile
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    type of:
    regress, retrovert, return, revert, turn back
    go back to a previous state
  3. verb
    pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.
    “The landlord cannot resile from the lease”
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    type of:
    back down, back off, bow out, chicken out, pull out
    remove oneself from an obligation
  4. verb
    formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
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