beat back

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Verb1.beat back - cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
drive - cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; "drive the ball far out into the field"
push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
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vt sep flames, enemyzurückschlagen
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He beat back Deathgrip with his kerrie, but others were behind him, for the wolves gathered fast.
At the same instant a female figure dashed into the midst of the bloodthirsty horde, and, with a bludgeon similar to their own, except that it was wrought from gold, beat back the advancing men.
Thrice did he spring forward with might and main to slay him, and thrice did Apollo beat back his gleaming shield.
Step by step the Arab beat back his adversary until the latter's horse all but trod upon the ape-man, and then a vicious cut clove the black warrior's skull, and the corpse toppled backward almost upon Tarzan.
As a warrior, the play of his mind had enabled him to beat back the bushmen's boundaries.
If she could but arouse her, their combined efforts might possibly avail to beat back the fierce and bloodthirsty intruder.
Sent over an extended three miles and three furlongs at Haydock a fortnight later, Chef D'Oeuvre beat Back To The Thatch, with Dell' Arca back in third.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian army troops and their Palestinian allies continued to beat back Nouralddeen al-Zinki terrorists from more positions in the Eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city after hours of non-stop battle.
Fighting raged Thursday in Helmand after Afghanistan rushed military reinforcements to beat back Taliban insurgents advancing on the besieged capital of the southern poppy-growing province, as officials downplayed fears the city could fall.
He added, "People are back to a semi-normal life as that security zone is built up and we continue to beat back the enemy." The explosions that have occurred lately have been outside of the "security platform" that Gersten said forces are working to make bigger.
Officials said that while the Anbar province dam remains in control of the Iraqis, the US offensive is an effort to beat back militants who have been trying to take over key dams across the country.