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thrust

thrust

 
pronunciation:
thruhst
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: thrust, thrusting, thrusts
definition 1: to push or drive forcefully.
synonyms:
drive, press, push
similar words:
dart, dash, force, jam, obtrude, poke, propel, ram, shove, stick, urge
definition 2: to force into some position or condition, as of being accepted or noticed (often used reflexively).
She thrust the money at me angrily.He thrust himself upon our attention.
synonyms:
impose, press, push
similar words:
cast, foist, force, intrude, obtrude, throw, urge
definition 3: to pierce, as with a dagger or sword.
synonyms:
pierce, stab
similar words:
jab, plunge, stick
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to push into, against, or through something.
synonyms:
drive
similar words:
poke, press, push, shove, urge
definition 2: to pierce or lunge at something, as with a sword.
synonyms:
pierce, stab
similar words:
jab, lunge, riposte
definition 3: to make one's way forcibly.
synonyms:
obtrude, shove
similar words:
charge, elbow, intrude, push
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of putting, pushing, or lunging forward forcibly.
synonyms:
drive, propulsion, push, shove
similar words:
butt, dig, impulsion, jam, lunge, obtrusion, plunge, poke, urge
definition 2: an offensive military action; attack.
synonyms:
assault, attack, charge
similar words:
blitz, foray, incursion, offensive, onset, onslaught, raid, rush, sally, sortie, strike
definition 3: the propelling force of a jet engine or rocket, esp. on takeoff.
similar words:
force, propulsion, push
definition 4: the general direction, intent, or meaning, as of someone's remarks.
synonyms:
gist, intent
similar words:
core, drift, essence, import, meaning, significance, substance
definition 5: the downward and outward pressure exerted at each end of an arch or similar structure.
similar words:
force, pressure
derivation: thruster (n.)
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