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thrust

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of thrust

  1. 1 to apply force to (someone or something) so that it moves in front of one <the cat thrust her paw under the couch, trying to reach her toy mouse> Synonyms drive, propel, shove, pushRelated Words impel, move; bear (down), compress, depress, jam, pressure, squash, squeeze, weigh (upon); bulldoze, compel, force, lean (on or against), muscle, ram

  2. 2 to move or extend upward <the butte thrusts up 300 feet from the floor of the valley> Synonyms arise, aspire, climb, lift, mount, rise, soar, ascend, up, uprise, upthrust, upturnRelated Words surge, tower; boost, elevate, raise, upheave, uplift, upraise; balloon, blast off, take off, zoom; crest, scale, surmount, top; cant, incline, lean, list, recline, slant, slope, tilt, tipNear Antonyms dive, nose-dive, plummet, sink, slideAntonyms decline, descend, dip, drop, fall (off), plunge





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