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verb     fuel pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participlefueling or fuelling
past tensefueled or fuelled
past participlefueled or fuelled
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  1. 1
    [transitive] mainly journalism to make something increase or become worse, especially something unpleasant

    Graf’s back problem fueled speculation that she might soon retire.

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    fuel up

    [intransitive/transitive] to put gas into a vehicle or aircraft
    1. a.
      [intransitive] if a vehicle fuels or fuels up, it is filled with gas

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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