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

 re·pulse /rɪˈpʌls/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·pulse v. t. [imp. & p. p. Repulsed p. pr. & vb. n. Repulsing.]
 1. To repel; to beat or drive back; as, to repulse an assault; to repulse the enemy.
 Complete to have discovered and repulsed
 Whatever wiles of foe or seeming friend.   --Milton.
 2. To repel by discourtesy, coldness, or denial; to reject; to send away; as, to repulse a suitor or a proffer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·pulse, n.
 1. The act of repelling or driving back; also, the state of being repelled or driven back.
    By fate repelled, and with repulses tired.   --Denham.
    He received in the repulse of Tarquin seven hurts in the body.   --Shak.
 2. Figuratively: Refusal; denial; rejection; failure.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an instance of driving away or warding off [syn: rebuff, snub]
      v 1: force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the
           onslaught"; "rebuff the attack" [syn: repel, fight
           off, rebuff, drive back]
      2: be repellent to; cause aversion in [syn: repel] [ant: attract]
      3: cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy";
         "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
         [syn: repel, drive, force back, push back, beat
         back] [ant: attract]