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Repulse

Re`pulse´   Pronunciation: r?-p?ls´
v. t.1.To repel; to beat or drive back; as, to repulse an assault; to repulse the enemy.
[imp. & p. p. Repulsed (-p?lst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Repulsing.]
2.To repel by discourtesy, coldness, or denial; to reject; to send away; as, to repulse a suitor or a proffer.
n.1.
1.The act of repelling or driving back; also, the state of being repelled or driven back.
By fate repelled, and with repulses tired.
- Denham.
He received in the repulse of Tarquin seven hurts in the body.
- Shak.
2.Figuratively: Refusal; denial; rejection; failure.
Noun1.repulse - an instance of driving away or warding off
Synonyms: snub, rebuff
Verb1.repulse - force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
2.repulse - be repellent to; cause aversion in
Synonyms: repel
3.repulse - cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
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