HyperDic: repulse

English > 4 senses of the word repulse:
VERBcompetitionrepulse, repel, fight off, rebuff, drive backforce or drive back
emotionrepulse, repelbe repellent to
contactrepulse, repel, drive, force back, push back, beat backcause to move back / back by force or influence
NOUNcommunicationrepulse, rebuff, snuban instance of driving away or warding off
repulse > pronunciation
Soundsriypah'ls
Rhymesimpulse ... pulse: 3 rhymes with ahls...
English > repulse: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn instance of driving away or warding off.
Synonymsrebuff, snub
BroaderrejectionThe speech act of rejecting
Spanishdesaire, repulsa
Catalanrebuig, refús
Verbsrepulseforce or drive back
repulsecause to move back / back by force or influence
English > repulse: 4 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningForce or drive back.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsrepel, fight off, rebuff, drive back
Broaderfight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defendfight against or resist strongly
Spanishrepeler, repulsar
Catalanrepel·lir
Nounsrepulsean instance of driving away or warding off
repulsionthe act of repulsing or repelling an attack
English > repulse: 4 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningBe repellent to; cause aversion in.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to repulse Sue
Synonymrepel
Narrowerdisgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn upCause aversion in
turn off, put offCause to feel intense dislike or distaste
BroaderdispleaseGive displeasure to
Oppositeattract, appealBe attractive to
Spanishrechazar, repeler, repulsar
Catalanrebutjar, repel·lir
English > repulse: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningCause to move back / back by force or influence.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsrepel, drive, force back, push back, beat back
Broaderpush, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
Oppositeattract, pull, pull in, draw, draw indirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
Similar todriveCause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
Spanishrepeler, repulsar
Catalanrepel·lir
Nounsrepulsean instance of driving away or warding off
repulsionthe act of repulsing or repelling an attack

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