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propel

pro·pel

propel

 
 
pronunciation:
pr pel
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: propelled, propelling, propels
definition: to cause to move or keep moving forward or onward; thrust, push, or drive.
Sailboats are propelled by the wind.They paddled hard and propelled the canoe across the river.Penguins use their flippers to propel themselves through the water.
synonyms:
drive, impel, push, send, thrust, urge
antonyms:
stop
similar words:
actuate, catapult, dart, goad, heave, issue, launch, mobilize, move, press, prod, project, shoot, shove, spur
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