Part of speech: verb

To drive or urge forward; force onward.

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Usage examples "propel":

  1. A force of from eighty- five to ninety horse- power is developed to propel the boat. - "By Water to the Columbian Exposition", Johanna S. Wisthaler.
  2. But if it were possible that it might be needed for use over water, then it might be so constructed that in the event of falling on the water it could still keep afloat and propel itself. - "Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace", George Hebard Maxwell.
  3. He was spiritless, sore, weak; he ached in every bone and muscle, and it required all his determination to propel himself up the hill. - "Rainbow's End", Rex Beach.