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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed; Formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; Spring back; Pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.

Usage examples (39)
  • The rubber tubes resile
  • The landlord cannot resile from the lease
  • MPs, especially Labour MPs, are refusing to "resile" all the time.
  • I've often seen "resile" used on American web-sites , even right-wing ones . for more
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