the force used in pushing
"the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"
stab, thrust, knife thrust(noun)
a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
"one strong stab to the heart killed him"
drive, thrust, driving force(noun)
the act of applying force to propel something
"after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
"he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"
jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting(verb)
a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
"he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
jabbing, punch, stab, dig, drive, clout, garget, sack, driving force, carrier bag, knife thrust, slug, dawdler, lick, poke, paper bag, lagger, biff, pigeon berry, thrusting, jab, drone, trailer, laggard, scoke, push, poking
"He thrust his chin forward"
thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze(verb)
press or force
"Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
extort, pressure, crush, scarf out, lug, rack, twinge, constrict, overindulge, binge, stuff, gouge, tweet, embrace, gormandize, shove, gormandise, throw, glut, compress, engorge, gourmandize, pig out, ingurgitate, coerce, block, overeat, contract, hale, press, lunge, jostle, hurtle, squeeze, squash, twitch, bosom, pinch, wring, push up, mash, englut, wedge, hurl, hug, force, choke up, pierce, squelch, compact, farce, overgorge, satiate, gorge
lunge, hurl, hurtle, thrust(verb)
make a thrusting forward movement
impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
"She forced her diet fads on him"
penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock
thrust, push up(verb)
"The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"
place or put with great energy
"She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
fuddle, confound, fox, confuse, bedevil, cast off, stuff, have, push up, shove, make, switch, throw, cast, flip, give, bemuse, lunge, befuddle, hurtle, squeeze, shake off, throw off, throw away, contrive, drop, bewilder, hurl, discombobulate, force, pierce, project, hold, shed
To make advance with force.
We thrust at the enemy with our forces.
To force something upon someone.
I asked her not to thrust the responsibility on me.
To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully.
He thrust his arm into the icy stream and grabbed a wriggling fish, astounding the observers.
The primary effort; the goal.
Ostensibly, the class was about public health in general, but the main thrust was really sex education.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To drive is to move an object with some force or violence before or away from oneself; it is the direct reverse of draw, lead, etc. A man leads a horse by the halter, drives him with whip and rein. One may be driven to a thing or from it; hence, drive is a synonym equally for compel or for repel or repulse. Repulse is stronger and more conclusive than repel; one may be repelled by the very aspect of the person whose favor he seeks, but is not repulsed except by the direct refusal or ignoring of his suit. A certain conventional modern usage, especially in England, requires us to say that we drive in a carriage, ride upon a horse; tho in Scripture we read of riding in a chariot (2 Kings ix, 16; Jer. xvii, 25, etc.); good examples of the same usage may be found abundantly in the older English. The propriety of a person's saying that he is going to drive when he is simply to be conveyed in a carriage, where some one else, as the coachman, does all the driving, is exceedingly questionable. Many good authorities prefer to use ride in the older and broader sense as signifying to be supported and borne along by any means of conveyance. Compare BANISH; COMPEL; INFLUENCE.
See synonyms for DRAW.
Drive to market; to despair; drive into exile; from one's presence; out of the city; drive by, with, or under the lash; drive by or past beautiful estates; along the beach; beside the river; through the park; across the field; around the square; to the door; into the barn; out of the sunshine.
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How to use thrust in a sentence?
I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge. It is no bread and butter of mine every man for himself, and God for us all.
Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.
The decision was not one I decided to make, but was thrust upon me.
I don't see what the privilege is here that prevents him from providing information that is lawfully and appropriately subpoenaed by these three different committees, rudy Giuliani and others in support of the President have gone on television day after day after day saying as the thrust of their argument here that the whistleblower relies on hearsay information, second hand information.
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end results of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay.
Translations for thrust
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- schieben, stoßenGerman
- énfasis, envión, forzar, empuje, asestar, estocada, impulso, propulsarSpanish
- sysätä, työntää, iskeäFinnish
- estocade, poussée, propulserFrench
- buail, stob, sparradhScottish Gaelic
- stoccata, spintaItalian
- 刺す, 押す, 突く, 突きJapanese
- រុញច្រាន, ដំណើរហក់Khmer
- pūmuka, torohakiMāori
- vooruitstuwen, steekDutch
- estender, impulso, ímpeto, ataque, estocada, ênfase, empurrar, esticarPortuguese
- împinge, împunge, bușiRomanian
- наступать, толкнуть, удар, тяга, пихнуть, толкать, выпад, навязывать, пихать, уколRussian
- mål, syfteSwedish
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