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verb fuel pronunciation in American English /ˈfjuəl/
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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.
    People’s fear of crime is fueled by sensationalist reports.
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    fuel up

    [intransitive/transitive] to put gas into a vehicle or aircraft


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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