verb (used with object), re·pelled, re·pel·ling.
verb (used without object), re·pelled, re·pel·ling.
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Example sentences from the Web for repel
Madison and Monroe ordered cannons to the banks of the river to prepare to repel the next wave of invaders.
As in any conflict, sometimes the effort to repel an infection can itself be damaging.Everything to know about allergic reactions to COVID vaccines|Karen Yuan|December 31, 2020|Fortune
In other number news, Vesselin Dimitrov used another well-known bridge — connecting polynomials to power series — to quantify exactly how certain numerical solutions to polynomials work to geometrically repel each other.
A water-repelling compound keeps the web from absorbing water.Why today’s ‘fast fashions’ can be bad for the planet|Kathiann Kowalski|December 10, 2020|Science News For Students
This is what leaves you immunized and ready to repel the real virus if it turns up.What are the ingredients of Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine?|Konstantin Kakaes|December 9, 2020|MIT Technology Review
None of this should be read as anti-male or man-hating, jokes about man-repelling aside.Cara Delevingne, Ireland Baldwin, and How Sexually Uninhibited Models Are Bucking the Male Gaze|Amanda Marcotte|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Harkness saw the last ones vanish as Chet drove down through the repelling area.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
You hold yourself aloof from your school-mates, repelling every offered familiarity, yet I have seen you weep after such an act.Alone|Marion Harland
The rebels had exhausted themselves, even, more in their assaults than the Union men had in repelling them.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)|John McElroy
Years were between; and there was a division of circumstance, more repelling than an abyss or the rush of deep wild waters.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith
Part of this was owing to her education, part to the necessity of repelling sometimes the advances of conceited coxcombs.