- to supply again with fuel: to refuel an airplane.
- to take on a fresh supply of fuel: The plane refueled at Paris and flew on.
Origin of refuel
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Examples from the Web for refuel
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Obama left Washington just after dawn on Tuesday on Air Force One, which often stops to refuel on an U.S. base in Germany.Secret and Strategic, Obama Lands in Afghanistan
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Usually when they shut one of these plants down to refuel they have to open it up.Japan Nuclear Fallout: How Bad Could It Get?
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The only time anyone gets a record of them is when they come in to refuel or repair.Secret Armies
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They stopped at one port for a few hours to refuel, but there was little to see.Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!
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I want you to refuel, go back there and see what the trouble was.Aces Up
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Almost immediately, special-trained crews swarmed into the ship to refuel her and prepare her for the next lap of the race.Treachery in Outer Space
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- to supply or be supplied with fresh fuel
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Word Origin and History for refuel
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