Synonyms of thrust in English:

thrust


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See Spanish definition of empujar

verb

1‘she thrust her hands into her pockets’

SYNONYMS
shove, push, propel, impel
send, press, drive, plunge, stick, force, shoot, ram, barge, bump, knock, strike, hit, jolt, butt, prod, poke, nudge, elbow, shoulder
bulldoze, sweep, jostle, bundle, hustle, hurry, rush, manhandle

2‘he felt that fame had been thrust upon him’

SYNONYMS
impose, force, foist, push, unload, inflict, obtrude, press, urge
saddle someone with, land someone with, burden someone with, lumber someone with

noun

1‘he gave the gate a hard thrust’

SYNONYMS
shove, push, ram, prod, poke, stab, jab, lunge, drive, barge, bump, bang, jolt, butt, knock, nudge

2‘a sudden armoured thrust into the city’

SYNONYMS
advance, push, drive, charge, attack, assault, onslaught, onrush, offensive, sortie, foray, raid, sally, invasion, incursion, blitz, campaign
archaic onset

3‘he countered this verbal attack with some choice thrusts of his own’

SYNONYMS
barbed remark, verbal assault, verbal attack, barb, hostile remark, insult
criticism, censure, vitriol

4‘only one engine is producing thrust’

SYNONYMS
force, motive force, propulsive force, propulsion, drive, driving force, actuation, impetus, impulse, impulsion, momentum, push, pressure, power

5‘they failed to grasp the thrust of the speech’

SYNONYMS
gist, substance, drift, implication, intention, burden, meaning, significance, signification, sense, essence, thesis, import, purport, tenor, message, spirit