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repel


repel

verb

Definition of REPEL

1
to drive back <the defenders repelled the attacking army after several hours of fierce fighting>
Near Antonyms embrace, hail, welcome
2
to cause to feel disgust <the idea of chocolate-covered grasshoppers repels me>
3
to refuse to give in to <repelled the temptation to stay out late and call in sick the next day>
Antonyms bow (to), capitulate (to), give in (to), knuckle under (to), stoop (to), submit (to), succumb (to), surrender (to), yield (to)

March 06, 2015
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Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
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