Repel

Word REPEL
Character 5
Hyphenation re pel re pel
Pronunciations /ɹɪˈpɛl/

Definitions and meanings of "Repel"

What do we mean by repel?

To ward off or keep away; drive back. intransitive verb

To offer resistance to; fight against. intransitive verb

To refuse to accept or submit to; reject. intransitive verb

To refuse to accept (someone); spurn. intransitive verb

To cause aversion or distaste in: synonym: disgust. intransitive verb

To be resistant to; be incapable of absorbing or mixing with. intransitive verb

To present an opposing force to; push back or away from by a force. intransitive verb

To offer a resistant force to something. intransitive verb

To cause aversion or distaste. intransitive verb

To drive back; force to return; check the advance of; repulse: as, to repel an assailant.

To encounter in any manner with effectual resistance; resist; oppose; reject: as, to repel an encroachment; to repel an argument.

To drive back or away: the opposite of attract. See repulsion.

Synonyms and Decline, Reject, etc. (see refuse), parry, ward off, defeat.

To act with force in opposition to force impressed; antagonize.

In medicine, to prevent such an afflux of fluids to any particular part as would render it tumid or swollen.

To act with force in opposition to force impressed; to exercise repulsion. intransitive verb

To drive back; to force to return; to check the advance of; to repulse as, to repel an enemy or an assailant. transitive verb

To resist or oppose effectually. transitive verb

To save (a shot) verb

Fill with distaste verb

To turn (someone) away from a privilege, right, job, etc.

To reject, put off (a request, demand etc.).

To ward off (a malignant influence, attack etc.).

To drive back (an assailant, advancing force etc.).

To force away by means of a repulsive force.

To cause repulsion or dislike in; to disgust.

To save (a shot).

1. To ward off or keep away; drive back. 2. To offer resistance to; fight against. 3. To refuse to accept; reject. 4. To turn away from; spurn. 5. To cause aversion. 6. To be resistant to; be incapable of absorbing or mixing with. 7. Chatango user. Urban Dictionary

A relative, connected either by blood or through marriage, that has a tendency to act out, either in public on online, in less than pleasant manners. Typically, the idea of a family tree limb that is considered "redneck" or "whitetrash," and whose actions typically link them with the less refined, less dignified, and generally unappealing. They repel other family members based on their history or previous experiences. Urban Dictionary

One of your friends in a group who tends to scare away girls most of the time because he's an idiot around them. Urban Dictionary

One way to describe the art of things ‘repelling’ each other but on a much greater scale. More so to be correctly used when describing theories or ideologies so great that the human brain cannot understand. Most commonly used in conversation when one has consumed ‘erb as this enhances the brain power. Urban Dictionary

1. To ward off or keep away; drive back. 2. To offer resistance to; fight against. 3. To refuse to accept; reject. 4. To turn away from; spurn. 5. To cause aversion. 6. To be resistant to; be incapable of absorbing or mixing with. 7. Chatango user. Urban Dictionary

A spray used to repel thots from oneself (typically a strong-smelling cologne). Similar to insect repellant except for thots Urban Dictionary

When a girl is so ugly, obnoxious or slutty, any guy will cringe at the mere thought of this girl, hence the action of repelling testicles Urban Dictionary

Any object, person or behaviour that is not appreciated by females and that is likely to negatively affect the chance of play Urban Dictionary

A natural repellent that certain females tend to excrete. It causes males to be driven away from said female, resulting in her lack of sex. Examples of penis repellent are but are not limited to: being but ugly, smelling like rancid pussy, or even if she is the sexiest person you've ever seen, she may be a total bitch. That alone qualifies as instant penis repellent Urban Dictionary

Overproduced, mainstream music that is useful only for deterring hipsters from venturing too close to your automobile. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Repel

The word "repel" in example sentences

Poles of the same name repel each other; poles of unlike name attract each other. ❋ Bertha M. Clark (N/A)

Magnetic power generators make electricity in the following way: If you want to generate cheap electricity, you have to understand that opposites attract and likes repel, which is the essence of magnetic power. ❋ Unknown (2010)

So while 'repel' may not be the right word, these chinos are water resistant, a brisk shake and all the water fell to the ground. ❋ BikeSnobNYC (2010)

With a similar obnoxious edge to Beyonce's infamous 'if you like it than you should have put a ring on it' lyric, it will either hit a big red 'repel' button or go straight in as your song of the year. ❋ Unknown (2010)

I even had bites all over my bum following an emergency toilet situation which caught me off guard as I had not had the foresight to "repel" this area of my body! ❋ Unknown (2009)

National Enquirer, she's taking time out to focus on "inner growth" and figure out why she seems to constantly "repel" men. ❋ Unknown (2009)

One corpsman remarked in a letter home, “The engineers and technicians teach us to be soil soldiers, a name they call us here, because we are the army who are training to repel the enemies of the land.” ❋ Thaddeus Russell (2010)

Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. ❋ Erwin Chemerinsky (2010)

It is suppose to really good and prevent and repel moisture and be basically resistant to heat. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The law provides the president with the authority to use military force absent prior Congressional authorization only to repel sudden or imminent attack. ❋ Rep. Dennis Kucinich (2011)

Iain Lobban, the director of GCHQ, the government's eavesdropping and encrypting agency, last week used his first public speech to call for an aggressive approach to cyber attacks, and warned of the dangers of adopting the sort of defensive strategy famously symbolised by France's Maginot line, which was meant to repel the Germans and failed. ❋ Hélène Mulholland (2010)

Another friend of mine swears by rubbing dryer sheets on his exposed skin to repel mosquito's. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Aside from demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to freedom, the Quran further require Muslims to fight on behalf of Christians and Jews who face persecution and oppression of conscience: "If God did not repel some men by means of others, there would surely have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques, wherein the name of God is oft commemorated," 22:41. ❋ Qasim Rashid (2011)

But Dickens 'sentences repel me, so I'll have to take Tyler's word for it. ❋ Unknown (2009)

One thing this paste does is fill in the pores, nicks, and scratches on your line and guides, thus creating a smoother surface that should repel more water. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Lavender, camphor or sandal wood are all good moth repellants and unlike those pungent closet balls won't repel you or anyone else. ❋ Unknown (2010)

1. [Repel] insects. 2. Repel an invasion. 3. A company that was trying to [repel] a [hostile takeover]. 5. Your [rudeness] repels everyone. 6. Oil repels water. 7. OMG Repel is so awsome! ❋ Colma (2010)

Oh great. My [repelative] cousin just posted on my Facebook wall that our [grandmother] has just died...she didn't even [bother] to call me and tell me! ❋ IonBlitz (2010)

I was with [a few] [buddies] last night but [Bob] was such a repellent. ❋ Stnzmn90 (2007)

“Yo bro, have you ever just thought about like, why like, [we live in a society]?” “[Yo my slime] you better calm down you’re on some crazy [repellations]” “You know when you pick up a water bottle, you’re not actually picking up a water bottle.. your hand is repellating it’s atomic structure against that of the bottle creating atomic friction... aka... repellations” *mind blown* ❋ Rupert The Repellator (2021)

1. [Repel] insects. 2. Repel an invasion. 3. A company that was trying to [repel] a [hostile takeover]. 5. Your [rudeness] repels everyone. 6. Oil repels water. 7. OMG Repel is so awsome! ❋ JERKER19 (2010)

Oh shit, [this place] is [crawling with] [thots], I better put on some Thot Repellant! ❋ Deff.king (2017)

you want to [invite] [EMMA]??? ew no, she's ü[ber] testicle repellant. ❋ Adam Henaghan (2007)

That [dishwashing] [rack] is pussy repellent ❋ Dchill (2010)

[Rndm] Guy: Look! I don't care how fucking sexy you may be, you need to drop that bitch attitude if you ever want to stop excreting [penis repellent]!!!!! *Sexy chick flashes tits* Rndm Guy: [Your wish is my command]... ❋ Xero _ Manifest (2011)

Jak: "Yo man dawg, dem hipsters be ridin' right close up to our bumper. We need to blast sum [hipster repellent] pronto!" D: "Ain't no thang. I'll just [pop sum] o' dat Lil Wayne [Taio Cruz] LMFAO shit in 2 da tape deck and we'll be solid bro." ❋ HYLGMS (2012)

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