Definition of 'propel'
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We need purpose to propel us forwards. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Horses were threaded through improbable gaps, propelled forwards to deeds of which they considered themselves incapable. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Aim to jump as far as possible, using your arms to propel you forwards. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The world wide web might have propelled old enemies forwards, but it holds the key to defeating them as well. Times, Sunday Times (2006)When a player is sprinting his leg muscles exert a force on the ground which is matched with an equal force, thus propelling him forwards. The Sun (2011)The rockets, which propel a shuttle into the first stage of its journey, are discarded quickly to reduce the weight of the vehicle. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Used Occasionally. propel is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'propel'
British English: propel VERB
To propel something in a particular direction means to cause it to move in that direction.
The tiny rocket is attached to the spacecraft and is designed to propel it toward Mars.
Definition of propel from the Collins English Dictionary
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