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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