Definition of refuel in English:

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refuel

Pronunciation: /riːˈfjuː(ə)l/

verb (refuels, refuelling, refuelled; US refuels, refueling, refueled)

[with object]
1Supply (a vehicle) with more fuel: the authorities agreed to refuel the plane
More example sentences
  • The cost of charging an electric car is small compared to that of refuelling a vehicle that runs an internal combustion engine.
  • Rather than try and refuel the van he decided to simply take another vehicle.
  • The Dublin pilot had just refuelled his helicopter at Kerry airport and was heading to Tralee racecourse to pick up three passengers on a return trip to Dublin when the accident occurred.
1.1 [no object] (Of a vehicle) be supplied with more fuel: the chopper went to refuel
More example sentences
  • Buses could refuel at a central depot, making fuel supply and storage less of an issue.
  • She wanted to know whether Amnesty International was protesting at Shannon Airport when American troop carriers were refuelling with the permission of the Irish Government.
  • Irish musicians are hoping their plea to stop US military aircraft refuelling at Shannon will strike the right chord with the Government.

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