cause to move back by force or influence;
"repel the enemy"
"push back the urge to smoke"
"beat back the invaders"
- The enemy was once again pushed back.
- Our soldiers beat off the attacks of the enemy many times.
- LTG Yasuoka Masaomi, commander of Japanese units operating on the east side of the Halha, had the mission to drive Soviet troops back from the Halha's east bank.