verb (used with object), pro·pelled, pro·pel·ling.
Words nearby propel
Origin of propel
OTHER WORDS FROM propelun·pro·pelled, adjective
Examples from the Web for propelling
I push down on the pedal with my right leg and instead of propelling myself forward, I topple over sideways.
One opened the cell door while another suddenly charged, propelling Davis inside and slamming him against the back wall.
The 54-year-old Socialist contender was asked by WWD, “Do you see yourself in a role à la Michelle Obama, propelling designers?”Anne Hidalgo, Paris’s First Female Mayor, Isn’t a Fashionista…and That’s Quite All Right|Erin Cunningham|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But, the exposure would be great for the artist, propelling him one step closer to fulfilling the project.Doppelgangers Really Do Exist: These People Are Strangers|Justin Jones|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This new trend was a decisive turn for Alexei Navalny, propelling him into the media spotlight.With Last Media Critics Blocked, Putin Silences the Russia Press|Andrei Soldatov|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The propelling force lay sometimes in doctrine and sometimes in fact, and error has been as powerful as truth.The History of Freedom|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
His tone was friendly but his grip was like a man-trap, and he was propelling Grady straight toward the edge of the building.Calumet 'K'|Samuel Merwin
The application of steam for propelling boats upon the water was, at this time , attracting much attention.James Watt|Andrew Carnegie
He came back quite rapidly, propelling the boat with the paddle.Forests of Maine|Jacob S. Abbott
It held two cushioned seats, and two propelling ropes were attached to a crossbar.The Revellers|Louis Tracy