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"propel" in British English

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propelverb [T]

uk   us   /prəˈpel/ (-ll-)
to ​push or ​move something ​somewhere, often with a lot of ​force: a ​rocket propelled through ​space The Kon-Tiki ​sailedacross the ​Pacific Ocean propelled by ​windpower.propel sb into/to/towards sth to ​cause someone to do an ​activity or be in a ​situation: The ​film propelled him to ​internationalstardom.
(Definition of propel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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propelverb [T]

 us   /prəˈpel/ (-ll-)
to ​cause something to move ​forward: Seals use ​theirfins and ​flippers to propel them through the ​water with ​greatforce. fig. If the ​teamwon the next two ​games, they would be propelled into the ​number one ​ranking in ​collegiatefootball.
(Definition of propel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “propel”
in Spanish propulsar, impulsar…
in Vietnamese đẩy đi…
in Malaysian menggerakkan…
in Thai ขับเคลื่อน…
in French propulser…
in German antreiben…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推进,推动…
in Turkish itmek, zorlamak, zorla hareket etmesini sağlamak…
in Russian приводить в движение, толкать…
in Indonesian mendorong…
in Chinese (Traditional) 推進,推動…
in Polish napędzać, wprawiać w ruch…
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