Synonyms of thrust


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"


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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Definition and meaning of thrust (Dictionary)