Afghan soldiers repelled the attempted ambush with small-arms fire.
The ship repelled countless enemy bomb and torpedo attacks by accurate fire from her guns.
She repelled with scorn the advances made by the musician.
She repelled all attempts of the young men of her acquaintance to win her favour.
The repellency of the 28 essential oils strongly repelled the beetles at this dose.
Unlike poles of two magnets will attract, but like poles will repel.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3
His actions both attracted and repelled the people closest to him.
If the voice enchants me, the image repels me.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 5
But the Lord Justice-Clerk repelled the said objection. (1852)
He repelled each of the petitioner's submissions one by one.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4