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resist  


      vb  
1    to stand firm (against); not yield (to); fight (against)  
2    tr   to withstand the deleterious action of; be proof against  
to resist corrosion     
3    tr   to oppose; refuse to accept or comply with  
to resist arrest, to resist the introduction of new technology     
4    tr   to refrain from, esp. in spite of temptation (esp. in the phrases cannot or could not resist (something))  
      n  
5    a substance used to protect something, esp. a coating that prevents corrosion  
     (C14: from Latin resistere to stand still, oppose, from re- + sistere to stand firm)  
  resister      n  
  resistible      adj  
  resistibility      n  
  resistibly      adv  
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exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."

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