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verb as in throw; release into air

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Both batteries propel the car another 30 miles in the rear-wheel drive versions.

The results propelled a centuries-old debate on the nature of self and other into a new, scientifically-grounded era.

A collision shop specializing in Teslas overflows with gleaming battery-propelled metal bodies that spill out across the broken sidewalk.

He managed to bust a few myths about his “alternative” positions on several subjects, and at times managed to sound far more nuanced than his meme-propelled, trolling Twitter feed.

Leachman attended Northwestern University on a drama scholarship, did modeling and won the Miss Chicago beauty contest, which propelled her to the 1946 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City.

Barack Obama used the Internet and social media to propel himself to the presidency.

Near the banks, the water is shallow and her palm frond oars propel her.

That resistance to foreign adventurism helped propel him to the presidency and keep him there.

Typically, the power used to propel the water is derived from steam heat, which is turn generated by burning natural gas.

But for a Hyperserial to truly be successful, you need a compelling question to propel the show forward.

Desiring to propel my hand sled with power transmitted by cranks and wheels, I set about to procure the necessary materials.

Being a man much moved to write, he comes to be so sensitive that even a puff of wind will propel him into an essay.

More than fifty years ago I ascertained that steam might be made to propel machinery.

Don pushed and pushed for all he was worth and managed to propel the clumsy raft further toward shore.

But the dirty, torn sails which the children saw did not promise to hold wind enough to propel the water-logged craft.


On this page you'll find 83 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to propel, such as: drive, push, send, shoot, thrust, and actuate.

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