resile(redirected from resiled)
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intr.v. re·siled, re·sil·ing, re·siles
1. To spring back, especially to resume a former position or structure after being stretched or compressed.
2. To draw back; recoil.
(intr) to spring or shrink back; recoil or resume original shape
[C16: from Old French resilir, from Latin resilīre to jump back, from re- + salīre to jump]
v.i. -siled, -sil•ing.
to spring back to the original form or position, as an elastic body; rebound.
[1520–30; < Middle French resilir < Latin resilīre to spring back; see resilient]
resile, arsle - To resile or arsle is to recoil, retreat, or draw back.
See also related terms for retreat.
Past participle: resiled
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|Verb||1.||resile - pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.; "The landlord cannot resile from the lease"|
|2.||resile - spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"|
kick back, recoil, kick - spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
carom - rebound after hitting; "The car caromed off several lampposts"
|3.||resile - formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"|
|4.||resile - return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed; "The rubber tubes resile"|