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repulse

 
Noun repulse has 1 sense
  1. rebuff, snub, repulse - an instance of driving away or warding off
    --1 is a kind of rejection
    Derived forms: verb repulse3, verb repulse1
Verb repulse has 3 senses
  1. repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive back - force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
    --1 is one way to fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend
    Derived forms: noun repulse1, noun repulsion3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. repel, repulse - be repellent to; cause aversion in
    --2 is one way to displease
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to repulse Sue
  3. 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"
    --3 is one way to push, force
    Derived forms: noun repulse1, noun repulsion3
    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
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