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repel someone from something

to push someone back from something; to fight someone off from something. The army repelled the attackers from the entrance to the city. The attacking army was repelled from the city.
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Mini-districts were the Los Angeles Unified School District's attempt to repel its proposed breakup, but the execution never lived up to the promise.
Castano of the Autonomous National University in Mexico, a unique chemical reaction links two types of molecules that usually separate like oil and water: hydrophobic (hi-droh-FOHbik) molecules that repel water-based paints, and oleophobic (oh-lee-oh-FOHbik) molecules that push away oil-based paints.
The Constitutional Convention at first proposed to give Congress the power to 'make' war but changed this to 'declare' war, not, however, because it was desired to enlarge Presidential power but in order to permit the President to take action to repel sudden attacks.
The bonds on the surface of the oil repel those on water molecules.
CS2Exchange Software, Holly Springs, NC, has released Repel for Outlook 1.
Sharks fascinate and repel us simultaneously They glide through the water with a graceful ease.
Thai computer expert Saranyou Punyaratanabunbhu has upgraded his free mosquito repelling Anti-Mal software to repel cockroaches and rats.
The display will show how plants use scent and colour to attract helpful insects and repel unwelcome herbivores.
To Repel Ghosts by Kevin Young Zoland Books, June 2001, $26,00 ISBN 1-58195-0330
The tree's fruits contain a chemical (2,3,4,5-tetrahydroxystilbene) that has been proven to repel many of those pesky insects that get into homes: cockroaches, crickets, spiders, fleas, box elder bugs, and ants.
offers MPM Repel Waterproof Dressing, a product suitable for incontinent residents because it can be wiped off when soiled, rather than being discarded.
ATLANTA -- Hoping for a repeat performance of the original Stainmaster branded carpet fiber launched in 1986, DuPont is introducing Stainmaster with Advanced Teflon Repel System.
Does Joel-Peter Witkin's photograph of a headless corpse (its neck terminating in a meaty stump, its penis shrivelling into its fat stomach, its feet absurdly sporting black socks), repel you?
To repel spills from juice, coffee, oil, wine and more, simply spray Faultless Starch Plus Stain Resistance on the entire garment during the ironing process to protect it.
The source said that the Yemeni forces have managed to repel the attacks launched by the Saudi-backed militia from Lahij Province's al-Sabiha district against Bab al-Mandab, adding that tens of Saudi forces were killed during the counteroffensives.