Definition of PROPEL

to apply force to (someone or something) so that it moves in front of one <playfully he propelled his rambunctious friend into the swimming pool to cool off>
Synonyms drive, propel, shove, thrust
Related Words impel, move; bear (down), compress, depress, jam, pressure, squash, squeeze, weigh (upon); bulldoze, compel, force, lean (on or against), muscle, ram
to set or keep in motion <the aircraft is propelled by a pair of turboprop engines>

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