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verb fuel pronunciation in British English /ˈfjuːəl/
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present tense
present participlefuelling
past tensefuelled
past participlefuelled
  1. 1
    [transitive] mainly journalism to make something increase or become worse, especially something unpleasant

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

  2. 2



    fuel up

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

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