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  1. repulse

    • IPA[rəˈpəls]

    美式

    • v.
      drive back (an attack or attacking enemy) by force;fail to welcome (friendly advances or the person making them); rebuff
    • n.
      the action of driving back an attacking force or of being driven back;a discouraging response to friendly advances
    • verb: repulse, 3rd person present: repulses, gerund or present participle: repulsing, past tense: repulsed, past participle: repulsed

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    • IPA[rɪˈpʌls]

    英式

    • v.
      drive back (an attack or attacker) by force: rioters tried to storm the Ministry but were repulsed by police
    • n.
      the action of driving back an attack or of being driven back: the repulse of the invaders

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