[n] an instance of driving away or warding off
[v] force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
[v] cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
[v] be repellent to; cause aversion in
beat back, drive, drive back, fight off, force back, push back, rebuff, rebuff, repel, repel, repel, snub