One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she got up to add more fuel to the fire’
power source, heat source, combustible, propellant
2‘we all need fuel to keep our bodies going’
nourishment, sustenance, nutriment, nutrition, food, fodder
3‘his antics added fuel to the Republican cause’
encouragement, incentive, ammunition, incitement, stimulus
1‘power stations fuelled by low-grade coal’
power, charge, fire, stoke up, supply with fuel
2‘pictures of the two of them together fuelled rumours’
stimulate, boost, encourage, intensify, fortify, support, nurture
incite, inflame, exacerbate, animate, vitalize, fan, feed, whip up
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