beat back

verb
cause to move back by force or influence
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repel the enemy

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push back the urge to smoke

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beat back the invaders

Syn: ↑repel, ↑drive, ↑repulse, ↑force back, ↑push back
Ant: ↑attract (for: ↑repel)
Derivationally related forms: ↑push back (for: ↑push back), ↑repulse (for: ↑repulse), ↑repulsion (for: ↑repulse), ↑drive (for: ↑drive), ↑repulsive (for: ↑repel)
Hypernyms: ↑push, ↑force
Verb Group: ↑drive
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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Somebody ——s something from somebody

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Somebody ——s somebody PP

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Somebody ——s something PP

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transitive verb

beat back the enemy

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beat back [phrasal verb]
beat back (someone) or beat (someone) back : to force (someone) to go back or to retreat by fighting

Our troops were beaten back by enemy forces.

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Main Entry:beat

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