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driving force, thrust, drive
n. the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
thrusting, thrust, poking, poke, jabbing, jab
n. a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
knife thrust, thrust, stab
n. a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
thrust
n. verbal criticism; "he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"
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thrust, force
v. impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"
thrust
v. force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock
thrust
v. push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"
thrust, hurtle, hurl, lunge
v. make a thrusting forward movement
squeeze, shove, stuff, thrust
v. press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
push up, thrust
v. push upward; "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"
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riposte
n. (fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge
insect bite, bite, sting
n. a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
urge on, exhort, press, urge
v. force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
make
v. compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat"
bear down, charge
v. to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"
dig, poke, stab, prod, jab
v. poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
dig, poke, stab, prod, jab
v. poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
jab, stab
v. stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
shoulder
v. push with the shoulders; "He shouldered his way into the crowd"
shoulder
v. carry a burden, either real or metaphoric; "shoulder the burden"
shoulder
v. lift onto one's shoulders
puncture
v. pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into; "puncture a tire"
squeeze
v. press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"
pack together, compact, compress
v. make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data"
spear
v. pierce with a spear; "spear fish"
press
v. exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
run up, hoist
v. raise; "hoist the flags"; "hoist a sail"
turn out, boot out, turf out, chuck out, exclude, eject
v. put out or expel from a place; "The unruly student was excluded from the game"
turn out, boot out, turf out, chuck out, exclude, eject
v. put out or expel from a place; "The unruly student was excluded from the game"
impel, propel
v. cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
impel, propel
v. cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
impel, propel
v. cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
launch
v. propel with force; "launch the space shuttle"; "Launch a ship"
launch
v. propel with force; "launch the space shuttle"; "Launch a ship"
catapult
v. shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult; "the enemy catapulted rocks towards the fort"
catapult
v. shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult; "the enemy catapulted rocks towards the fort"
send off, project
v. throw, send, or cast forward; "project a missile"
send off, project
v. throw, send, or cast forward; "project a missile"
boost
v. push or shove upward, as if from below or behind; "The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption"
stuff
v. fill tightly with a material; "stuff a pillow with feathers"
force, squeeze, wedge
v. squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
shoot
v. throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"
shoot
v. throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"
push, press
v. make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
elbow
v. shove one's elbow into another person's ribs
spirt, spurt, forge
v. move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
start, jump, startle
v. move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"
plunge
v. dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity; "She plunged at it eagerly"
bring up, get up, elevate, lift, raise
v. raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
hike up, boost, hike
v. increase; "The landlord hiked up the rents"
submerse, submerge
v. sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
bring forward, advance
v. cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?"
overcrowd
v. crowd together too much
herd
v. keep, move, or drive animals; "Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?"
shoot down, buck, charge, tear, shoot
v. move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
drive
v. hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally; "drive a ball"
drive
v. hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally; "drive a ball"
pull
v. operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"
step on it, belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, rush along, pelt along, race, speed, hie, hasten, hotfoot, rush
v. move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
shoot, flash, scud, scoot, dash, dart
v. run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
thrust, hurtle, hurl, lunge
v. make a thrusting forward movement
squeeze, shove, stuff, thrust
v. press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
hustle
v. get by trying hard; "she hustled a free lunch from the waiter"
institutionalise, charge, send, institutionalize, commit
v. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"
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starve into, force into
v. force into a certain state, such as poverty
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pull
v. hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
pull
v. hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
withdraw, disengage
v. release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears"
quail, recoil, wince, shrink, cringe, funk, squinch, flinch
v. draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
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