Translation of "repulse" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /rɪˈpʌls/ 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. 敌人的进攻很快被击退了。

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. 游客们对肮脏不堪的环境感到厌恶。

repulsenoun [ S or U ]

uk /rɪˈpʌls/ us /rɪˈpʌls/ formal or old-fashioned

the act of pushing someone or something unwanted away or of refusing him, her, or it


(Translation of “repulse” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)