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repel

 
Verb repel has 5 senses
  1. repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back - cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
    --1 is one way to push, force
    Antonyms: attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. repel, repulse - be repellent to; cause aversion in
    --2 is one way to displease
    Antonyms: attract, appeal
    Derived forms: noun repellent2, noun repellant2
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to repel Sue
  3. repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive back - force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
    --3 is one way to fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. rebuff, snub, repel - reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"
    --4 is one way to reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. disgust, gross out, revolt, repel - fill with distaste; "This spoilt food disgusts me"
    --5 is one way to stimulate, excite, stir
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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