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propel

propel(
pruh
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pehl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to cause to move)
a. propulsar
The propeller broke and we had to propel the boat with oars.La hélice del barco se rompió y tuvimos que propulsarlo a remo.
b. impulsar
We learned about the different physical forces required to propel a rocket into space.Aprendimos sobre las diferentes fuerzas físicas requeridas para impulsar un cohete al espacio.
c. llevar
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The scandal propelled the candidate to infamy rather than shooting him to the presidency.El escándalo llevó al candidato a la infamia en vez de lanzarlo a la presidencia.
2. (to urge)
a. impulsar
The catchy beat propelled Maria to get up and dance.El ritmo pegajoso impulsó a María a levantarse y bailar.
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propel
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. propulsar
to propel something/somebody alongpropulsar algo/a alguien
propelled by ambitionimpulsado(a) por la ambición
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propel [prəˈpel]
transitive verb
[+vehicle, rocket] impulsar; propulsar
to propel sth/sb along impulsar algo/a algn; they propelled him into the room lo llevaron dentro de la habitación; (more violently) lo metieron en la habitación de un empujón
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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