Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “repel”

repel

verb /rəˈpel/ (past tense, past participle repelled)
to resist or fight (an enemy) successfully
repeler, rechazar
The city walls were built to repel invaders.
to cause a feeling of dislike or disgust
repeler, repugnar
She was repelled by his dirty appearance.
to force to move away
repeler
Oil repels water.
(Definition of repel from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Responding to an attack, but you might be interested in these topics from the War, peace and fighting topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “repel” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

debut

the occasion when someone performs or presents something to the public for the first time

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More