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Resile

verb
(past & past part. resiled; pres. part. resiling)
1.
Pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc..
2.
Spring back; spring away from an impact.  Synonyms: bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop.  "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
3.
Formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure.  Synonyms: abjure, forswear, recant, retract.  "She abjured her beliefs"
4.
Return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed.






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Words linked to "Resile" :   abjure, kick back, regress, reverberate, disown, leap, take a hop, jump, bound, bound off, kick, resilience, renounce, bow out, resiliency, recoil, revert, return, carom, retrovert, bounce, repudiate, chicken out, pull out, back off, turn back, back down, resilient, skip



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