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English definition of “repulse”

repulse

verb [T] (PUSH AWAY)    /rɪˈpʌls/ formal
to push away or refuse something or someone unwanted, especially to successfully stop a physical attack against you: The enemy attack was quickly repulsed.Responding to an attackRefusing and rejecting
(Definition of repulse verb (PUSH AWAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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