Meaning of FUEL in English

(~s, ~ling, ~led)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

Note: in AM, use '~ing', '~ed'


Fuel is a substance such as coal, oil, or petrol that is burned to provide heat or power.

They ran out of ~.

...industrial research into cleaner ~s.



To ~ a situation means to make it become worse or more intense.

The result will inevitably ~ speculation about the Prime Minister’s future...

The economic boom was ~ed by easy credit.

= feed

VERB: V n, be V-ed


If something adds ~ to a conflict or debate, or adds ~ to the fire, it makes the conflict or debate more intense.

His comments are bound to add ~ to the debate...

The decision to raise tariffs on imports will only add ~ to the fire.

PHRASE: V inflects

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