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Verb: repulse  ri'púls
  1. Force or drive back
    "repulse the attacker";
    - repel, fight off, rebuff, drive back
  2. Be repellent to; cause aversion in
    - repel
  3. Cause to move back by force or influence
    "repulse the enemy";
    - repel, drive, force back, push back, beat back
Noun: repulse  ri'púls
  1. An instance of driving away or warding off
    - rebuff, snub

Derived forms: repulsed, repulses, repulsing

Type of: defend, displease, dispute, fight, fight back, fight down, force, oppose, push, rejection

Encyclopedia: Repulse