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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to force back)
a. repeler
The commander asked for reinforcements to repel the attack of the enemy troops.El comandante pidió refuerzos para repeler el ataque de las fuerzas enemigas.
b. rechazar
The pikemen were able to repel the charge of the cavalry.Los piqueros lograron rechazar la carga de caballería.
2. (to keep away)
a. repeler
This coat is ideal for fisherman because it repels water and wind.Este abrigo es idóneo para los pescadores porque repele el agua y el viento.
b. ahuyentar
The farmer made a scarecrow to repel the birds.El granjero hizo un espantapájaros para ahuyentar los pájaros.
3. (physics)
a. repeler
Because each of these particles has a positive charge, they repel each other.Debido a que cada una de estas partículas tiene una carga positiva, se repelen.
4. (to disgust)
a. repugnar
Shellfish repel my girlfriend, so I just ate all the mussels myself.Los mariscos repugnan a mi novia, y por eso yo me comí todos los mejillones.
b. repeler
The stench of something rotten in the back of the fridge repelled Samantha.El hedor de algo podrido al fondo de la nevera repelió a Samantha.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (throw back)
a. repeler, rechazar
2. (disgust)
a. repeler, repugnar
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repel [rɪˈpel]
transitive verb
1 (force back) repeler; rechazar
2 (disgust) repugnar; dar asco a
he repels me me da asco; me repugna; it repels me to have to me repugna tener que
intransitive verb
repelerse mutuamente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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