propel ( propels 3rd person present) ( propelling present participle) ( propelled past tense & past participle )
1 verb To propel something in a particular direction means to cause it to move in that direction.
The tiny rocket is attached to the spacecraft and is designed to propel it toward Mars. V n prep
-propelled combines with nouns to form adjectives which indicate how something, especially a weapon, is propelled., comb in adj
2 verb If something propels you into a particular activity, it causes you to do it.
It was a shooting star that propelled me into astronomy in the first place... V n prep
He is propelled by both guilt and the need to avenge his father. be V-ed
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drive, force, impel, launch, push, send, set in motion, shoot, shove, start, thrust
check, delay, hold back, pull, slow, stop
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