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English verb: beat back

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

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

Synonymsdrive, force back, 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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