verb (used with object), pro·pelled, pro·pel·ling.
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Origin of propel
OTHER WORDS FROM propelun·pro·pelled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for propel
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.
But in recent years, a combination of several factors has propelled it into a leader.
That was the sad and screwy logic that propelled Douglas McAuthur McCain and his pal Troy Kastigar.American Jihadis Douglas McCain and Troy Kastigar: From Losers to Martyrs|Michael Daly|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Candlestick Park was the scene of “The Catch,” which propelled the 49ers to their first Super Bowl victory.
Workers on the iron horse shoveled coal into a boiler, which propelled the engine and sent steam and smoke billowing into the sky.
It has reached the lower end of a sandbar, along the edge of which it is propelled by means of long poles, if the bottom be hard.Historic Highways of America (Vol. 9)|Archer Butler Hulbert
The war-canoes were propelled by twelve men, paddling on either side.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont|Louis de Rougemont
The projectile ought to be propelled with an initial velocity of 12,000 yards per second.
It was propelled by rockets fired from long metal tubes located in the bow, in the stern, and on both sides.The Moon Colony|William Dixon Bell
Now, on either side of the canoe were three swans which propelled it.Myths of the Iroquois. (1883 N 02 / 1880-1881 (pages 47-116))|Erminnie A. Smith