thrust


thrust

verb

Definition of THRUST

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, thrust
Related Words impel, move; bear (down), compress, depress, jam, pressure, squash, squeeze, weigh (upon); bulldoze, compel, force, lean (on or against), muscle, ram
2
to move or extend upward <the butte thrusts up 300 feet from the floor of the valley>
Near Antonyms dive, nose-dive, plummet, sink, slide
Antonyms decline, descend, dip, drop, fall (off), plunge

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