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English definition of “propel”

propel

verb [T] uk   /prəˈpel/ (-ll-) us  
to push or move something somewhere, often with a lot of force: a rocket propelled through space The Kon-Tiki sailed across the Pacific Ocean propelled by wind power.Pushing and shoving propel sb into/to/towards sth to cause someone to do an activity or be in a situation: The film propelled him to international stardom.Causing things to happen
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