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resile (verb), resiles; resiled; resiling
1. To bounce back, especially to resume a former position or structure after being stretched or compressed: Leo resiled his earlier statements about his religious beliefs.
2. To draw back from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.: Mr. Gregory, the businessman, is resiling or bowing out, chickening out, backing down, backing off, and pulling out of the agreements he made with his employees.
3. To spring back; to spring away from an impact: Certain particles do not resile, instead they unite after they collide.
This entry is located in the following units: re-, red- (page 7) sali-, salt-, -sili-, sult-, -salta- (page 2)