verb (used with object), re·pulsed, re·puls·ing.
Origin of repulse
Related formsre·puls·er, nounun·re·pulsed, adjectiveun·re·puls·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for repulse
Burnside's repulse at Fredericksburg was followed by a discouraging retreat.The Nation in a Nutshell|George Makepeace Towle
Nor was it with a light heart that I bore her repulse as I slowly climbed the hill to the house.Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood|George MacDonald
A square cannot expect to repulse cavalry by an irregular fire at will, but only by well-directed volleys.
Tidings of the repulse were brought to Pitt; he sent reinforcements and ordered the commander to persevere.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
She won't dismiss you; she will repulse you, of course, but she won't let you go.The Tracer of Lost Persons|Robert W. Chambers