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repulse

verb uk   us   /rɪˈpʌls/ formal

repulse verb (PUSH AWAY)

[T] to push away or refuse something or someone unwanted, especially to successfully stop a physical attack against you: The enemy attack was quickly repulsed.

repulse verb (DISLIKE)

[T often passive] If something repulses you, it causes you to have a strong feeling of dislike, disapproval, or disgust: The tourists were repulsed by the filthy conditions.

repulse

noun [S or U] uk   us   /rɪˈpʌls/ formal or old-fashioned
the act of pushing someone or something unwanted away or of refusing him, her, or it
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