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Synonyms for thrust
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. push, thrust(noun)

    the force used in pushing

    "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"

    Synonyms:
    jabbing, pushing, button, push, stab, knife thrust, push button, drive, poking, driving force, poke, thrusting, energy, jab, get-up-and-go

  2. stab, thrust, knife thrust(noun)

    a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument

    "one strong stab to the heart killed him"

    Synonyms:
    jabbing, shot, push, stab, knife thrust, poking, drive, pang, driving force, poke, thrusting, twinge, jab

  3. drive, thrust, driving force(noun)

    the act of applying force to propel something

    "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"

    Synonyms:
    stab, driveway, jab, crusade, drive, effort, knife thrust, driving, driving force, parkway, movement, jabbing, thrusting, campaign, ride, cause, private road, poke, push, poking

  4. thrust(noun)

    verbal criticism

    "he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"

    Synonyms:
    poke, jabbing, push, stab, knife thrust, drive, poking, driving force, thrusting, jab

  5. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  6. thrust(verb)

    push forcefully

    "He thrust his chin forward"

    Synonyms:
    pierce, squeeze, hurl, lunge, throw, stuff, push up, shove, hurtle, force

  7. thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze(verb)

    press or force

    "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"

    Synonyms:
    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

  8. lunge, hurl, hurtle, thrust(verb)

    make a thrusting forward movement

    Synonyms:
    cast, squeeze, hurl, lunge, throw, stuff, push up, pierce, shove, hurtle, force

  9. force, thrust(verb)

    impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

    "She forced her diet fads on him"

    Synonyms:
    stuff, throw, force, pressure, hale, drive, coerce, draw, push up, shove, storm, squeeze, pull, hurtle, wedge, ram, hurl, impel, lunge, pierce, push

  10. pierce, thrust(verb)

    penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

    Synonyms:
    squeeze, hurl, lunge, throw, stuff, push up, pierce, shove, hurtle, force

  11. thrust(verb)

    force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock

    Synonyms:
    pierce, squeeze, hurl, lunge, throw, stuff, push up, shove, hurtle, force

  12. thrust, push up(verb)

    push upward

    "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"

    Synonyms:
    pierce, squeeze, hurl, lunge, throw, stuff, push up, shove, hurtle, force

  13. throw, thrust(verb)

    place or put with great energy

    "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"

    Synonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. thrust(noun)

    Synonyms:
    point, gist, dart, grab, push, lift, focus, break

  2. thrust(noun)

    To make advance with force.

    We thrust at the enemy with our forces.

    Synonyms:
    focus, grab, push, point, dart, lift, gist, break, charge, attack, rush

  3. thrust(noun)

    To force something upon someone.

    I asked her not to thrust the responsibility on me.

    Synonyms:
    push, point, grab, dart, gist, focus, lift, break, charge, force, compel

  4. thrust(noun)

    To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully.

    He thrust his arm into the icy stream and grabbed a wriggling fish, astounding the observers.

    Synonyms:
    point, gist, focus, push, grab, lift, dart, break, reach, stab

  5. thrust(noun)

    The primary effort; the goal.

    Ostensibly, the class was about public health in general, but the main thrust was really sex education.

    Synonyms:
    focus, push, point, grab, gist, break, lift, dart

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. thrust

    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.

    Synonyms:
    compel, drive, impel, propel, push, repel, repulse, resist, ride, urge on

    Preposition:
    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. thrust

    Synonyms:
    push, drive, force, dress, shove, impel, urge

    Antonyms:
    draw, retract, snatch, extract

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. thrust(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    push, drive, impel, force, clap, poke, shove

  2. thrust(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    make a thrust

  3. thrust(n.)

    Synonyms:
    push, shove, pass, stab, allonge, lunge, tilt

  4. thrust(n.)

    Synonyms:
    assault, attack, charge

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. thrust(n)

    Synonyms:
    push, shove, allonge, stab, protrusion

  2. thrust(v)

    Synonyms:
    push, force, impel, shove, stab, pierce, protrude

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How to use thrust in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    If a person works like he does not need money , then there are many wicked people in the private corporation who will not only thrust their share of work onto him but also take his credit to rise through money power and rank in the position under the full knowledge of the owner of the organization.

  2. Preet Bharara:

    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.

  3. Dr. Urooj Umer:

    Stormy situations mask the radiance of events and mold a person's soul coherent to their thrust....

  4. Yulia Skripal:

    We are so lucky to have both survived this attempted assassination. Our recovery has been slow and extremely painful, as I try to come to terms with the devastating changes thrust upon me both physically and emotionally, I take one day at a time and want to help care for my Dad till his full recovery. In the longer term I hope to return home to my country.

  5. William Temple:

    The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed. If you pull it upon your shoulders, your feet are left bare; if you thrust it down to your feet, your shoulders are uncovered.

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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
  • taszítHungarian
  • հարվածArmenian
  • stoccata, spintaItalian
  • דחףHebrew
  • 刺す, 押す, 突く, 突きJapanese
  • រុញច្រាន, ដំណើរហក់Khmer
  • 돌격Korean
  • pūmuka, torohakiMāori
  • vooruitstuwen, steekDutch
  • støtNorwegian
  • estender, impulso, ímpeto, ataque, estocada, ênfase, empurrar, esticarPortuguese
  • împinge, împunge, bușiRomanian
  • наступать, толкнуть, удар, тяга, пихнуть, толкать, выпад, навязывать, пихать, уколRussian
  • mål, syfteSwedish
  • 推力Chinese

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