Definition of 'repel'
Example sentences containing 'repel'
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Wave after wave of attack was repelled. The Sun (2011)It is designed to repel any physical attack and. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But forces loyal to the besieged president repelled the attack with heavy weapons. The Sun (2011)As these electrons are negatively charged they will attempt to repel each other. Fats, Nutrition and Health (1991)Society must Join forces to repel this scourge. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Attack after attack was repelled, tackle after tackle was made. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The attackers were repelled by the convoy's military escort. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Were he to offer this defence in his memoirs, he might repel the attack that he was weak. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He said that the rebels had attempted to overwhelm a checkpoint in one neighbourhood last week, but were repelled by regime forces. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The other effect is caused by negative electrical charges that build up on the surface of hairs, which leads them to repel one another. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The French realised that they could not opt out of providing the land army to repel Germany. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Wave Knight repelled the attack and Nato ships joined the chase. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The Ottomans repelled the attack. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The English repel the attack. 1066: and the Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry (2004)Far from being divided between them as between two poles which mutually repel each other, we cannot hold to one without holding to the other. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)The rebels repelled an attack by 70 tanks on the town yesterday and claimed to have captured at least 15 tanks. The Sun (2011)Perhaps you have had the experience of trying to press together two strong magnets, with like poles opposed, repelling each other. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)Certainly US air support will be needed to repel the attack on Ramadi. Times, Sunday Times (2014)As a result, additional IT security measures were put in place and the attack was repelled. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Trends of 'repel'
Used Occasionally. repel is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'repel'
British English: repel VERB
When an army repels an attack, they successfully fight and drive back soldiers from another army who have attacked them.
They have fifty thousand troops along the border ready to repel any attack.
Definition of repel from the Collins English Dictionary
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