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What is another word for propel?

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To physically launch or throw something
“The hunter fitted the spear into the crook and used it to propel the spear faster, farther, and more accurately than he could do with his arm alone.”
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To push, move or drive something forwards
“But he found he could propel himself forward by pushing off against the sides with his feet.”
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To push, move or drive through barriers or obstacles
“He reached the railing of the staircase leading up and used it to propel himself through the dense cloud of crates.”
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To spur or drive into a particular situation
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“Do not let fear of error or retribution propel you into a medical appointment or a dangerous situation.”
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To move or be carried by or as if by a force
“The wind would propel burning cars, buses, trucks, and trains into the air with unimaginable force.”
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To start the operation of
“Nora watched the deft movements of Louise's fingers, tracing the rune, gathering the energy that would propel the mechanism.”
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To strike or hit something to drive it forwards
“Any player is at liberty to propel the ball with his foot or leg.”
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To move or proceed onward
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To foster the growth or development of
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To make progress in the state or skill of
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To strike or propel, usually forcibly, with the foot
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To move through the water in a boat using oars or paddles
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To move swiftly or impetuously
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To move, glide or slide gracefully or effortlessly
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To pull or drag along through the application of steady force
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To move, demolish, or flatten with a bulldozer
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To guide or direct in a particular direction
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