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Overview of verb repel

The verb repel has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (7) repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back

(cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders")

2. (2) repel, repulse

(be repellent to; cause aversion in)

3. (2) repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive back

(force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack")

4. (1) rebuff, snub, repel

(reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal")

5. disgust, gross out, revolt, repel

(fill with distaste; "This spoilt food disgusts me")

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