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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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