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.
Earlier on Saturday, the 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.
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.
WASHINGTON SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEM TIM SHELDON (D) BEAT BACK A CHALLENGE from the right in the August primary to win the No.
The rapper, whose real name is Jason Evans, is releasing his latest record Snacks & Deception on his own Beat Back Records label on May 26.
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45: The police beat back the first assault on the Government House.