resist

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Plain form
resist

Third-person singular
resists

Past tense
resisted

Past participle
resisted

Present participle
resisting

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you resist something, you work, push, fight, etc. against it.
    Unable to resist the call of the road, he left once more.
    We're helping kids resist the pressure to start smoking.
    She resisted every attempt to make changes.
    Since when have I been able to resist chocolate?
    They must resist the force that is being used against them.

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