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English verb: force back

1. force back (contact) cause to move back by force or influence


SamplesRepel the enemy.
Push back the urge to smoke.
Beat back the invaders.


Synonymsbeat back, drive, push back, repel, repulse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)force, push


Verb groupdrive


Antonymsattract, pull in, draw in, pull, draw









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