Meaning of “propel” in the English Dictionary


"propel" in English

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propelverb [ T ]

uk /prəˈpel/ us /prəˈpel/ -ll-

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.
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.

(Definition of “propel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"propel" in American English

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propelverb [ T ]

us /prəˈpel/ -ll-

to cause something to move forward:

Seals use their fins and flippers to propel them through the water with great force.
fig. If the team won the next two games, they would be propelled into the number one ranking in collegiate football.

(Definition of “propel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)