Dictionary Results for thrust


1. thrust - noun

· the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"

Synonym(s): push

Hypernym(s): force




2. thrust - noun

· a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"

Synonym(s): stab, knife_thrust

Hypernym(s): blow




3. thrust - noun

· the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"

Synonym(s): drive, driving_force

Hypernym(s): propulsion, actuation




4. thrust - noun

· verbal criticism; "he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"

Hypernym(s): criticism, unfavorable_judgment




5. thrust - noun

· a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"

Synonym(s): jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrusting

Hypernym(s): gesture




6. thrust - verb

· push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"

Hypernym(s): push, force




7. thrust - verb

· press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"

Synonym(s): stuff, shove, squeeze

Hypernym(s): push, force




8. thrust - verb

· make a thrusting forward movement

Synonym(s): lunge, hurl, hurtle

Hypernym(s): move




9. thrust - verb

· impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"

Synonym(s): force

Hypernym(s): compel, oblige, obligate




10. thrust - verb

· penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

Synonym(s): pierce

Hypernym(s): penetrate, perforate




11. thrust - verb

· force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock




12. thrust - verb

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

Synonym(s): push_up

Hypernym(s): stick_out, protrude, jut_out, jut, project




13. thrust - verb

· place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"

Synonym(s): throw

Hypernym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay





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