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1. thrust

verb. ['ˈθrʌst'] push forcefully.

Synonyms

  • force
  • dig
  • ram down
  • drive
  • stab
  • shoulder
  • poke
  • pound
  • prod
  • boost
  • jab
  • punch
  • ram

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize
  • pressurize
  • depressurise

Etymology

  • þrysta (Old Norse)

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Rhymes with Thrust

  • ustrust
  • clevetrust
  • antitrust
  • nonplussed
  • mistrust
  • distrust
  • unadjust
  • readjust
  • incrust
  • entrust
  • encrust
  • disgust
  • discussed
  • combust
  • unjust
  • robust
  • trust
  • prust
  • crust
  • brust
  • blust
  • adjust
  • yust
  • must
  • lust
  • knust
  • just
  • hust
  • guste
  • gust

Sentences with thrust


1. Noun, singular or mass
Adjust the thrust jet at the back of the pool cleaner.

2. Adjective
The need for thrust washers presented itself in antiquity almost as soon as the wheel was invented.

3. Verb, base form
Movement can thrust screws out of their holes.

Quotes about thrust


1. Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.
- William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

2. I think the thrust of any child is to try to fit in and be part of it. And I can't tell you how many times my humor, you know, what I thought was humor ended up making me the outsider. Like I'd be, I go, 'It's a joke.' And they'd go, 'Well, what was funny?' And they just thought I was insane.
- Howie Mandel

3. It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

2. thrust

verb. ['ˈθrʌst'] press or force.

Synonyms

  • stuff
  • force
  • squeeze
  • shove

Antonyms

  • desynchronise
  • winterize
  • summerize
  • ascend

Etymology

  • þrysta (Old Norse)

3. thrust

verb. ['ˈθrʌst'] make a thrusting forward movement.

Synonyms

  • dart
  • lunge
  • riposte
  • hurl
  • move

Antonyms

  • pressurise
  • depressurize
  • desynchronize
  • blur

Etymology

  • þrysta (Old Norse)

4. thrust

verb. ['ˈθrʌst'] impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably.

Synonyms

  • oblige
  • sting
  • stick
  • obligate
  • compel

Antonyms

  • destabilise
  • detach
  • unfasten
  • fall

Etymology

  • þrysta (Old Norse)

5. thrust

noun. ['ˈθrʌst'] the force used in pushing.

Synonyms

  • force

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • fail

Etymology

  • þrysta (Old Norse)

6. thrust

noun. ['ˈθrʌst'] a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument.

Synonyms

  • stab
  • lunge
  • remise
  • knife thrust
  • straight thrust
  • blow

Antonyms

  • repel
  • abduct
  • refrain
  • decompress

Etymology

  • þrysta (Old Norse)

7. thrust

verb. ['ˈθrʌst'] penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument.

Synonyms

  • peg
  • spike
  • gore
  • stick
  • center punch
  • impale
  • penetrate
  • tusk
  • lance
  • horn
  • perforate
  • empale
  • transfix

Antonyms

  • travel
  • move
  • exit
  • recede

Etymology

  • þrysta (Old Norse)

8. thrust

noun. ['ˈθrʌst'] the act of applying force to propel something.

Synonyms

  • actuation
  • impulsion
  • driving force
  • firewall
  • propulsion
  • impetus
  • impulse

Antonyms

  • criticize
  • retreat
  • stay in place
  • civilian

Etymology

  • þrysta (Old Norse)

9. thrust

noun. ['ˈθrʌst'] a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow).

Synonyms

  • poking
  • poke
  • jab
  • gesture
  • jabbing

Antonyms

  • repulsion
  • attraction
  • centrifugal force
  • adduct

Etymology

  • þrysta (Old Norse)

10. thrust

verb. ['ˈθrʌst'] place or put with great energy.

Synonyms

  • throw
  • pop
  • place
  • pose
  • lay
  • put
  • position

Antonyms

  • uncut
  • bore
  • adience
  • abience

Etymology

  • þrysta (Old Norse)
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