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
This moment has propelled public companies like Peloton to stratospheric highs — its market cap is about to eclipse $40 billion — but it has also pushed venture capitalists toward plenty of deals in the fitness space.Future raises $24M Series B for its $150/mo workout coaching app amid at-home fitness boom|Lucas Matney|October 16, 2020|TechCrunch
A succession of “beats” in the days ahead would demonstrate that momentum is building to propel big cap profits well above their all-time peak set just last year.After soaring, then plunging, earnings are heading for a ‘new normal.’ But where is that, exactly?|Shawn Tully|October 13, 2020|Fortune
It’s all coming together to propel the Rams back near the top of the league in offensive EPA, with the team ranking sixth this season after last year’s drop-off.The L.A. Rams Are Running Their Way Back Into Contention|Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org)|October 8, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The towering Sierra Nevada reminded me that no amount of pontificating in my head would help propel one foot in front of the other.How Biking Across America Formed an Unlikely Friendship|Raffi Joe Wartanian|October 8, 2020|Outside Online
Shouting and singing also propel droplets that could contain the virus further than just talking quietly.How to enjoy fall festivities without spreading COVID-19|Rachael Zisk|October 7, 2020|Popular Science
I push down on the pedal with my right leg and instead of propelling myself forward, I topple over sideways.
With the rallying cries of these women propelling us forward, the time to move from rhetoric to reality is now.
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
For this use of the voice in the special service of will-power, or propelling force, it is necessary first to test its freedom.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
They are for propelling or driving the ball, according to the rules of the game.The Complete Bachelor|Walter Germain
I need not go into details regarding the propelling mechanism of this craft.The Fire People|Ray Cummings
A Watt engine and a chain carrying “duck-foot” paddles were his propelling apparatus.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine|Robert H. Thurston
I resent the absolute exclusion of the passengers from even the most distant view of the propelling and guiding forces.America To-day, Observations and Reflections|William Archer