Repercuss
Repercuss Re`per*cuss" (-k[u^]s"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repercussed} (-k?st");p. pr. & vb. n. {Repercussing}.] [L. repercusus, p. p. of repercutere to drive back; pref. re- re- + percutere. See {Percussion}.] To drive or beat back; hence, to reflect; to reverberate. [1913 Webster]

Perceiving all the subjacent country, . . . to repercuss such a light as I could hardly look against. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • repercuss — index repel (drive back), repulse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • repercuss — reverberate, recoil, *rebound, resile …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • repercuss — reper·cuss …   English syllables

  • repercuss — verb cause repercussions; have an unwanted effect • Derivationally related forms: ↑repercussion • Hypernyms: ↑affect, ↑impact, ↑bear upon, ↑bear on, ↑touch on, ↑touch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Repercussed — Repercuss Re per*cuss ( k[u^]s ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repercussed} ( k?st );p. pr. & vb. n. {Repercussing}.] [L. repercusus, p. p. of repercutere to drive back; pref. re re + percutere. See {Percussion}.] To drive or beat back; hence, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Repercussing — Repercuss Re per*cuss ( k[u^]s ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repercussed} ( k?st );p. pr. & vb. n. {Repercussing}.] [L. repercusus, p. p. of repercutere to drive back; pref. re re + percutere. See {Percussion}.] To drive or beat back; hence, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reflect — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. throw back, cast back, mirror, imitate, reproduce, echo; meditate, ponder, muse, ruminate. See thought, light, disapprobation, copy. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To contemplate] Syn. speculate, muse, ponder …   English dictionary for students

  • rebound — rebound, reverberate, recoil, resile, repercuss are comparable when they mean to spring back to an original position or shape. Rebound basically implies a springing back after a collision or impact {the ball readily rebounds when thrown against a …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Repercussive — Re per*cuss ive ( k?s ?v), a. [Cf. F. r[ e]percussif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Tending or able to repercuss; having the power of sending back; causing to reverberate. [1913 Webster] Ye repercussive rocks! repeat the sound. W. Pattison. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repercussion — /ree peuhr kush euhn, rep euhr /, n. 1. an effect or result, often indirect or remote, of some event or action: The repercussions of the quarrel were widespread. 2. the state of being driven back by a resisting body. 3. a rebounding or recoil of… …   Universalium

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