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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
repel /ri'pel/
  • ngoại động từ
    • đẩy lùi
      • to repel an attack: đẩy lùi một cuộc tấn công
    • khước từ, cự tuyệt
      • to repel a proposal: khước từ một đề nghị
    • làm khó chịu, làm cho không ưa, làm tởm
      • his language repels me: lời lẽ của nó làm tôi khó chịu
    • (vật lý) đẩy
      • that piece of metal repels the magnet: miếng kim loại ấy đẩy nam châm
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thể dục,thể thao), (từ lóng) thắng (đối phương)
Concise Dictionary
+cause to move back by force or influence
+be repellent to; cause aversion in
+force or drive back
+reject outright and bluntly
+fill with distaste

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 repulse, drive back or away or off, reject, fend off, parry, ward off, hold off, rebuff, resist, withstand, keep at bay or arm's length:
They were completely defenceless and unable to repel attackers.
2 revolt, offend, disgust, sicken, nauseate, turn one's stomach, make one's skin crawl, Colloq give one the creeps, turn one off:
The idea of eating sheep's eyes repels me.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb (-ll-)
1 [VN] (formal) to successfully fight sb who is attacking you, your country, etc. and drive them away: to repel an attack / invasion / invader + Troops repelled an attempt to infiltrate the south of the island. + (figurative) The reptile's prickly skin repels nearly all of its predators.
2 [VN] to drive, push or keep sth away: a cream that repels insects + The fabric has been treated to repel water.
3 [VN] (not used in the progressive tenses) to make sb feel horror or disgust: I was repelled by the smell.
4 (technical) if one thing repels another, or if two things repel each other, an electrical or MAGNETIC force pushes them apart: [VN] Like poles repel each other. [also V]
Antonym: ATTRACT

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