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verb propagate pronunciation in British English /ˈprɒpəɡeɪt/
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present participlepropagating
past tensepropagated
past participlepropagated
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to spread ideas, beliefs etc to a lot of people

    This was an idea first propagated by Marx.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to grow new plants from seeds or from pieces cut from an existing plant, or to make a plant produce more plants
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  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] if an animal, cell etc propagates it increases in number by reproduction

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 propagate pronunciation in British English /ˌprɒpəˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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