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To fend off or defend against something hostile
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“With mounting despair, he makes plans to repel the inevitable onslaught.”
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To cause a feeling of disgust or revulsion in
“The sight and sounds of Tommy's thrusts shock and repel us; it's almost too much.”
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To defy or put up an opposition to
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(of a substance) To resist mixing with or be impervious to (another substance)
“The mixture is an excellent material for coatings, according to Parris, because the zein portion resists grease, and the fatty acids repel water.”
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To offend the moral feelings of
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Speak or act in opposition to
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To resist or endure (something) successfully
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To frighten or cause fear in
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To cause a friend to become unfriendly or hostile
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To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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To drive away or cause to vanish
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To turn or cause to turn aside from a course
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To engage in competition to attain (a position of power)
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