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Synonyms for (noun) thrust

Synonyms: drive, driving force, thrust Definition: the act of applying force to propel something Usage: after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off

Similar words: actuation, propulsion Definition: the act of propelling

Synonyms: poke, poking, jab, jabbing, thrust, thrusting Definition: a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow) Usage: he warned me with a jab with his finger; he made a thrusting motion with his fist

Similar words: gesture Definition: motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling

Synonyms: thrust, knife thrust, stab Definition: a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument Usage: one strong stab to the heart killed him

Similar words: blow Definition: a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon Usage: a blow on the head

Synonyms: thrust Definition: verbal criticism Usage: he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians

Similar words: criticism, unfavorable judgment Definition: disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings Usage: the senator received severe criticism from his opponent

Synonyms: push, thrust Definition: the force used in pushing Usage: the push of the water on the walls of the tank; the thrust of the jet engines

Similar words: force Definition: (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity Usage: force equals mass times acceleration

Synonyms for (verb) thrust

Synonyms: thrust, force Definition: impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably Usage: She forced her diet fads on him

Similar words: obligate, oblige, compel Definition: force somebody to do something Usage: We compel all students to fill out this form

Synonyms: thrust, pierce Definition: penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

Similar words: penetrate, perforate Definition: pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance Usage: The bullet penetrated her chest

Synonyms: throw, thrust Definition: place or put with great energy Usage: She threw the blanket around the child; thrust the money in the hands of the beggar

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point

Synonyms: thrust Definition: push forcefully Usage: He thrust his chin forward

Similar words: push, force Definition: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

Synonyms: thrust, lunge, hurl, hurtle Definition: make a thrusting forward movement

Similar words: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: shove, squeeze, thrust, stuff Definition: press or force Usage: Stuff money into an envelope; She thrust the letter into his hand

Similar words: push, force Definition: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

Synonyms: thrust, push up Definition: push upward Usage: The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air

Similar words: protrude, project, stick out, jut, jut out Definition: extend out or project in space Usage: His sharp nose jutted out; A single rock sticks out from the cliff