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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·buff /rɪˈbʌf/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·buff n.
 1. Repercussion, or beating back; a quick and sudden resistance.
    The strong rebuff of some tumultuous cloud.   --Milton.
 2. Sudden check; unexpected repulse; defeat; refusal; repellence; rejection of solicitation.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·buff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rebuffed p. pr. & vb. n. Rebuffing.] To beat back; to offer sudden resistance to; to check; to repel or repulse violently, harshly, or uncourteously.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of
           anger or disapproval) [syn: slight]
      2: an instance of driving away or warding off [syn: snub, repulse]
      v 1: reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"
           [syn: snub, repel]
      2: force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the
         onslaught"; "rebuff the attack" [syn: repel, repulse,
         fight off, drive back]