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fuel

2 verb
     
fuel2 past tense and past participle fuelled, present participle fuelling British English, past tense and past participle fueled, present participle fueling American English
1 [transitive] to make something, especially something bad, increase or become stronger:
His words fuelled her anger still more.
fuel speculation/rumours/controversy etc
Progress was slow, fueling concerns that the stadium would not be finished on time.
2 also fuel up [intransitive and transitive] if you fuel a vehicle or if it fuels up, fuel is put into it:
We'd better fuel up at the next town.
The van was fuelled and waiting in the basement car park.

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