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    to repulse / to repel - zurückwerfen

    New entry

    to repulse / to repel mil. - zurückwerfen

    Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache:
    zu|rück|wer|fen [V.181, hat zurückgeworfen; mit Akk.] [..] 2 [..] b zum Zurückweichen zwingen; den Gegner z.ÃŒc...
    zurück-, Zurück-:
    werfen /Vb./ [...] 4. den Feind z. (ihn kämpfend erreichen, so daß er weit zurückweicht);

    Duden Universalwörterbuch:
    zurückwerfen <st. V., hat>: [..] 3. (Milit.) zurückschlagen (5): sie haben den Feind (weit) zurückgeworfen

    to repel zurückschlagen
    to repulse zurückschlagen
    Main Entry: 1re·pulse
    Function: transitive verb
    Etymology: Latin repulsus, past participle of repellere to repel -- more at REPEL
    1 : to drive or beat back (as an assault or an enemy) : repel usually by force of arm

    The Macquarie Dictionary:
    --verb (t) 1. to drive back, or repel, as an assailant, etc.
    The small redoubt on the British left, at Inkerman, had a great share in influencing the result of that battle, enabling the guards to hold out till reinforcements arrived to their support, and these, likewise, resisted long enough to give the French an opportunity to discover that the demonstration in the right was a feint, and to repulse the enemy by their rapid movement, which attacked the Russians in flank.

    Langenscheidt, Der Große Muret-Sanders:
    zurückwerfen I v/t [..] 3. den Feind ~ mil. to repulse (od. repel) the enemy
    AuthorNorbert Juffa29 Jan 06, 09:55
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