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Meaning of propel

pro•pel

Pronunciation: (pru-pel'), [key]
— -pelled, -pel•ling.
  1. to drive, or cause to move, forward or onward: to propel a boat by rowing.
  2. to impel or urge onward: Urgent need of money propelled him to take a job.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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