|Origin:||propellere, from pellere 'to drive'|
pro‧pel past tense and past participle propelled, present participle propelling [transitive]
to move, drive, or push something forward [↪ propulsion]:
a boat propelled by a small motor
One of our students was unable to propel her wheelchair up the ramp.
propel yourself along/through etc
She used the sticks to propel herself along.
to make someone move in a particular direction, especially by pushing them:
He took her arm and propelled her towards the door.
to move someone into a new situation or make them do something
propel somebody to/into something
The film propelled her to stardom.
Company directors were propelled into action.