verb (used with object), pro·pelled, pro·pel·ling.
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Origin of propel
OTHER WORDS FROM propelun·pro·pelled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for propel
Both batteries propel the car another 30 miles in the rear-wheel drive versions.Ford’s electric Mustang Mach-E is an important leap into the future|Dan Carney|February 12, 2021|Popular Science
The results propelled a centuries-old debate on the nature of self and other into a new, scientifically-grounded era.This Is Where Empathy Lives in the Brain, and How It Works|Shelly Fan|February 2, 2021|Singularity Hub
A collision shop specializing in Teslas overflows with gleaming battery-propelled metal bodies that spill out across the broken sidewalk.
He managed to bust a few myths about his “alternative” positions on several subjects, and at times managed to sound far more nuanced than his meme-propelled, trolling Twitter feed.Elon Musk busts Clubhouse limit, fans stream to YouTube, he switches to interviewing Robinhood CEO|Mike Butcher|February 1, 2021|TechCrunch
Leachman attended Northwestern University on a drama scholarship, did modeling and won the Miss Chicago beauty contest, which propelled her to the 1946 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City.Cloris Leachman, Oscar-winning actress who played Frau Blücher (neighhh!) in ‘Young Frankenstein,’ dies at 94|Adam Bernstein|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
Barack Obama used the Internet and social media to propel himself to the presidency.
Near the banks, the water is shallow and her palm frond oars propel her.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That resistance to foreign adventurism helped propel him to the presidency and keep him there.
Typically, the power used to propel the water is derived from steam heat, which is turn generated by burning natural gas.
But for a Hyperserial to truly be successful, you need a compelling question to propel the show forward.Why Should You Watch 'Orphan Black'? Tatiana Maslany.|Sujay Kumar|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Desiring to propel my hand sled with power transmitted by cranks and wheels, I set about to procure the necessary materials.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
Being a man much moved to write, he comes to be so sensitive that even a puff of wind will propel him into an essay.Seeing Things at Night|Heywood Broun
More than fifty years ago I ascertained that steam might be made to propel machinery.Wild Western Scenes|John Beauchamp Jones
Don pushed and pushed for all he was worth and managed to propel the clumsy raft further toward shore.Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
But the dirty, torn sails which the children saw did not promise to hold wind enough to propel the water-logged craft.Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's|Laura Lee Hope