verb pro·pel \prə-ˈpel\

: to push or drive (someone or something) forward or in a particular direction


Full Definition of PROPEL

transitive verb
:  to drive forward or onward by or as if by means of a force that imparts motion

Examples of PROPEL

  1. He grabbed him and propelled him through the door.
  2. The train is propelled by steam.

Origin of PROPEL

Middle English propellen, from Latin propellere, from pro- before + pellere to drive — more at felt
First Known Use: 15th century


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