• (British) IPA: /ɹɪˈzaɪl/
  • (America) IPA: /ɹəˈzaɪl/, /ɹiˈzaɪl/

resile (resiles, present participle resiling; past and past participle resiled)

  1. To start back; to recoil; to recede from a purpose.
    I once described this rather vulgarly as a Euro-wanking make-work project and I do not resile from that.
  2. To spring back; rebound; resume the original form or position, as an elastic body.
Related terms Translations
  • Spanish: retroceder

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