[ UK /ɹɪpˈɛl/ ]
[ US /ɹɪˈpɛɫ/ ]
  1. reject outright and bluntly
    She snubbed his proposal
  2. be repellent to; cause aversion in
  3. cause to move back by force or influence
    beat back the invaders
    push back the urge to smoke
    repel the enemy
  4. force or drive back
    fight off the onslaught
    repel the attacker
    rebuff the attack
  5. fill with distaste
    This spoilt food disgusts me
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How To Use repel In A Sentence

  • But he knew he would be like a stranger to her, a strange man with a repellingly scarred face. The Hidden Places
  • York were immediately on the back foot but repelled a series of short corners and managed to engineer a breakaway attack.
  • We take a sightseeing boat trip around the bay and get a glimpse of the smart new opera house which looks exactly like two durians - a very distinctive local fruit that tastes great but has a repellant smell.
  • It also provides ample cushioning with shock-absorbing HydroFlow technology in the heel and forefoot, and has a water-repellant upper.
  • Attack after attack was repelled, tackle after tackle was made. Times, Sunday Times
  • To further clarify: I used my flame-thrower to repel representative Jason Chaffetz when I ran into him at the local Orem, UT Rudfuckers. Stuff We Did This Weekend
  • He doesn't have the build for the Jackie Chan stunts he uses to repel the onslaught of his friends in crime-fighting, and he doesn't bear himself with heroic presence.
  • You said ‘send conventional troops that he can only repel with his nuclear weapons, which will cause us to nuke him’.
  • The reptile's prickly skin repels nearly all of its predators.
  • I could never get a decent swing with my left hand, but at best I would use it only to repel boarders.
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