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