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Verb: resile  ri'zI(-u)l
  1. Pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.
    "The landlord cannot resile from the lease"
     
  2. Move back in a roughly opposite direction after an impact
    "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide";
    - bounce, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet
     
  3. Formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
    "She resiled her beliefs";
    - abjure, recant, forswear, retract
     
  4. Return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed
    "The rubber tubes resile"

Derived forms: resiled, resiling, resiles

Type of: back down, back off, bound, bow out, chicken out, disown, jump, leap, pull out, regress, renounce, repudiate, retrovert, return, revert, spring, turn back