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Noun
A discouraging response to an offer or approach
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“His evasion of her scheme had been another repulse.”
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The action of driving back an attack or of being driven back
“The repulse of the invaders.”
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The state of being vanquished
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The refusal of something requested or desired
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A setback, or change for the worse
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The act of ignoring or refusing to speak to another person
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To fend off or defend against something hostile
“The muddy ground delayed them and gave the French gunners time to rally and repulse the first attack.”
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To reject or rebuff (an approach or offer or the person making it)
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“Lotus had been repulsed when the poor fool approached her to grab her colorful robe.”
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To cause a feeling of disgust or revulsion in
“Even the thought of killing didn't repulse me the way it used to, although I still refrained from that particular method of retrieving my money.”
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To reject or rebuff
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(fend off) To defend against or keep away
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To ward off or put up an opposition to (an attack)
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To cause emotional distress to someone
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To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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To resist openly and boldly
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To defeat or conquer
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To slow the growth or progress of, or to keep under control
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