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Repel meaning

repel - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. reject outright and bluntly; " She snubbed his proposal"
  2. 2. fill with distaste; " This spoilt food disgusts me"
  3. 3. To drive back; to force to return; to check the advance of; to repulse as, to repel an enemy or an assailant.
  4. 4. To resist or oppose effectually; as, to repel an assault, an encroachment, or an argument.
  5. 5. To act with force in opposition to force impressed; to exercise repulsion.
  6. 6. To drive back; resist.

repel - examples of usage

  1. He was gone before I had sufficiently recovered to realize that in this conversation I had had no part, neither had it contained any explanation of the very facts which had once formed our greatest grounds for doubt, namely, Beaton's dream, the smothered cry uttered behind Sinclair's shoulder when he first made known the deadly qualities of the little vial, and lastly, the strange desire acknowledged to by both these young ladies to touch and hold an object calculated rather to repel than to attract the normal feminine heart.
  2. We are prepared for the worst you may attempt, and will do whatever shall be judged proper to repel force, whensoever your efforts shall render any act of ours necessary.
  3. It is prone to repel any effort to guide it from its natural inclinings, or rob it of its right to choose.
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