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repel from (someone or something)

1. To ward something off of or away from someone or something; to cause something to stay away from someone or something. A noun or pronoun is used between "repel" and "from." I've packed a powerful spray to repel mosquitos from us during our trip. Jacket is coated with a special solution that repels water from its surface.
2. To fight against and force or drive someone or something back and away from something or some place. A noun or pronoun is used between "repel" and "from." We were able to repel the enemy soldiers from the fort. The country's small army repelled the massive invasion from the shores of their island.
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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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Garlic mixture (the mixtures of the garlic bulb and pepper) is sprayed around a place and has been seen to be very effective as snake repellent or peeled garlic cloves are placed strategically on the window seal and near doors in a house to repel snakes.
By strategically putting plants that repel bugs into your landscape you'll be adding beauty and functionality.
It is time to strengthen national unity against all the challenges we are faced with and need to pledge ourselves to stand together to repel the evil of our enemy,' he added.
Those queries include people researching local masonry contractors, which is why Repel Restoration INC.
Did you notice a pattern in the distances when tape pieces of varying lengths began to repel each other?
This all sounds good but time and time again I've seen the Patent Office issue patents more like the repel water example than the growing hair example.
The Repel coating keeps the die very flexible and prevents adhesive or label material from embedding in the cavities of a die," says Mike Wilks, Bunting's general manager for the flexible die division.
Professor Bryn James, head of Dstl's armour and protection science and technology centre, said: "The supercapacitor material can be charged up and then discharged in one powerful event to repel incoming fire.
Shark shield, an electronic device designed to repel sharks from surfers, has been withheld from the market because it failed a test off South Africa when a great white shark ate it, reports Seven Days, a Vermont US weekly.
2 : to push away <Two magnets can repel each other.
A new set of design criteria could enable engineers to invent and manufacture surfaces that can repel almost all liquids, even oily fluids long noted for their ability to foul water-repellent surfaces.
18pm) just failed to repel Shan Rica when the pair crossed swords in A5 grade last week, but Paul Garland's bitch is fancied to turn the tables at Walthamstow's Bags meeting today, writes Tony Bullen.
The scientists made their discovery by first identifying 150 chemicals known to repel bugs.
Another alternative is Bug'n'Out, a natural, nontoxic biting insect repellent spray that uses a four percent concentration of citronella oil to safely and effectively repel fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, gnats, biting flies and chiggers.
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.