Associations to the word «Repel»


REPEL, verb. (now rare) To turn (someone) away from a privilege, right, job, etc. [from 15th c.]
REPEL, verb. To reject, put off (a request, demand etc.). [from 15th c.]
REPEL, verb. To ward off (a malignant influence, attack etc.). [from 15th c.]
REPEL, verb. To drive back (an assailant, advancing force etc.). [from 15th c.]
REPEL, verb. (physics) To force away by means of a repulsive force. [from 17th c.]
REPEL, verb. To cause repulsion, cause dislike. [from 18th c.]
REPEL, verb. (transitive) (sports) To save (a shot).

Dictionary definition

REPEL, verb. Cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders".
REPEL, verb. Be repellent to; cause aversion in.
REPEL, verb. Force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack".
REPEL, verb. Reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal".
REPEL, verb. Fill with distaste; "This spoilt food disgusts me".

Wise words

All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.
Kahlil Gibran