Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun thrust

5 senses of thrust

Sense 1
push, thrust -- (the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines")
       => force -- ((physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration")

Sense 2
stab, thrust, knife thrust -- (a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him")
       => blow -- (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head")

Sense 3
drive, thrust, driving force -- (the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off")
       => propulsion, actuation -- (the act of propelling)

Sense 4
thrust -- (verbal criticism; "he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians")
       => criticism, unfavorable judgment -- (disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent")

Sense 5
jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting -- (a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist")
       => gesture -- (motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb thrust

8 senses of thrust

Sense 1
thrust -- (push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward")
       => push, force -- (move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner")
          Phrasal Verb-> thrust ahead#1

Sense 2
thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze -- (press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand")
       => push, force -- (move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner")

Sense 3
lunge, hurl, hurtle, thrust -- (make a thrusting forward movement)
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 4
force, thrust -- (impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him")
       => compel, oblige, obligate -- (force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form")

Sense 5
pierce, thrust -- (penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument)
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

Sense 6
thrust -- (force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock)

Sense 7
thrust, push up -- (push upward; "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air")
       => stick out, protrude, jut out, jut, project -- (extend out or project in space; "His sharp nose jutted out"; "A single rock sticks out from the cliff")

Sense 8
throw, thrust -- (place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

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