Origin of propel
OTHER WORDS FROM propelun·pro·pelled, adjective
How to use propel in a sentence
When Bridget Rose Dugdale was arrested at a remote cottage on the coast of West Cork in Ireland in the spring of 1974, it was the culmination of her career as an IRA-adjacent, self-propelled political activist, terrorist and art-heist mastermind.‘The Woman Who Stole Vermeer’ revisits the strange tale of a British heiress who became a notorious art thief|Katharine Weber|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The spike propelled the region’s number of confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic to more than 400,000 infections.As holidays approach, wait times rise for coronavirus tests amid record spike in cases|Meagan Flynn, Michael Brice-Saddler, Julie Zauzmer, Rachel Chason|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
When done properly, subscription-based businesses create a flywheel effect that can propel growth.
Now, as the transportation industry increasingly moves toward electric vehicles, Formula E could be the test lab that propels the sector forward.
With so many people infected, and smaller gatherings propelling the pandemic, it’s easy to see how Thanksgiving could turn into a nationwide superspreading event that just makes things worse.
Fighting words like those that propelled his team to the top of the industry, but it looks like that drive might have been sapped.
Evidence of the interest of this respected figure propelled Vieira on his quest.
She was eventually nominated for an Oscar for her performance, which immediately propelled her to the Hollywood A-list.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary|Marlow Stern|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His companions—one a woman—urge him to let loose with a rocket-propelled grenade and he fires.Turkish President Kisses Off Kurds Under Siege By ISIS|Jamie Dettmer|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in recent years, a combination of several factors has propelled it into a leader.
This last spear is propelled by a throwing-stick, which was also found lying by it.
The great Dam at Assouan was just completed and we traversed its entire length on a trolley propelled by natives.
The pneumatic vacuum tubes which propelled the trains on the South Devon Railway, failed to give the power that was expected.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
They have helped men to understand that the machinery of the universe is propelled by the unending application of power.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Coming to the first of the dim shapes, he grasped it and thereby propelled the skiff to another beyond.Dope|Sax Rohmer