What is the meaning of repulse?

noun

  • An instance of driving away or warding off.

verb

  • Force or drive back.
    • usage: "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
  • Be repellent to; cause aversion in.
  • Cause to move back by force or influence.
    • usage: "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
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APAWordNet. (2010). repulse. Retrieved September 24, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/repulse/definitions/1306418
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "repulse" http://smartdefine.org/repulse/definitions/1306418 (accessed September 24, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, repulse, Smart Define, viewed 24 September, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/repulse/definitions/1306418>.
MLAWordNet. "repulse" 23 October 2010. Web. 24 September 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/repulse/definitions/1306418>
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