- 1. push, thrust, force
- usage: the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"
- 2. stab, thrust, knife thrust, blow
- usage: a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
- 3. drive, thrust, driving force, propulsion, actuation
- usage: the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
- 4. thrust, criticism, unfavorable judgment
- usage: verbal criticism; "he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"
- 5. jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting, gesture
- usage: a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
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- 1. thrust, push, force
- usage: push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"
- 2. thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze, push, force
- usage: press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
- 3. lunge, hurl, hurtle, thrust, move
- usage: make a thrusting forward movement
- 4. force, thrust, compel, oblige, obligate
- usage: impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"
- 5. pierce, thrust, penetrate, perforate
- usage: penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
- 6. thrust
- usage: force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock
- 7. thrust, push up, stick out, protrude, jut out, jut, project
- usage: push upward; "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"
- 8. throw, thrust, put, set, place, pose, position, lay
- usage: place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
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