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Meaning of “repel” - Learner’s Dictionary

repel

verb [T]     /rɪˈpel/ ( present participle repelling, past tense and past participle repelled)
MOVE AWAY
to make someone or something move away or stop attacking you: a smell that repels insectsPushing and shovingResponding to an attack
UNPLEASANT
If someone or something repels you, you think they are extremely unpleasant.Inspiring dislikeSerious and unpleasant
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