refuel

verb re·fu·el \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfyü(-ə)l \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of refuel

transitive verb
: to provide with additional fuel
intransitive verb
: to take on additional fuel

Examples of refuel in a Sentence

  1. The crew refueled the airplane.

  2. The airplane landed to refuel.

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First Known Use of refuel

1811


REFUEL Defined for English Language Learners

refuel

verb

Definition of refuel for English Language Learners

  • : to add fuel to (an airplane, a truck, etc.)


REFUEL Defined for Kids

refuel

verb re·fu·el \ ˌrē-ˈfyü-əl \

Definition of refuel for Students

refueled; refueling
: to provide with or take on more fuel


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