propels, propelling, propelled
1) VERB To propel something in a particular direction means to cause it to move in that direction.

[V n prep] The tiny rocket is attached to the spacecraft and is designed to propel it toward Mars.

-propelled combines with nouns to form adjectives which indicate how something, especially a weapon, is propelled.

...rocket-propelled grenades. ...the first jet-propelled aeroplane.

2) VERB If something propels you into a particular activity, it causes you to do it.

[V n prep] It was a shooting star that propelled me into astronomy in the first place...

[be V-ed] He is propelled by both guilt and the need to avenge his father.

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