MEANING: verb tr., intr.: To oppose, resist, or fight.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French repugner, from Latin repugnare, from re- (again) + pugnare (to fight), from pugnus (fist). Ultimately from the Indo-European root peuk- (to prick) which is also the source of point, puncture, pungent, punctual, poignant, pounce, poniard, impugn, pugilist, and pugnacious. Earliest documented use: 1382.

PREPUGN - to strike the first blow, even before the fight starts

REPUGH - to establish a new Charitable Trust

REPUGE - to move back to Seattle