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verb fuel pronunciation in British English /ˈfjuːəl/ 
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    [transitive] mainly journalism to make something increase or become worse, especially something unpleasant

    Graf's back problem fuelled speculation that she might soon retire.

    People's fear of crime is fuelled by sensationalist reports.


a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …

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