Press and Thrust


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Press verb – To push steadily against with some force.
Usage example: an old doorbell that requires you to press the button hard

Thrust is a synonym for press in push topic. In some cases you can use "Thrust" instead the word "Press" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like bear, press down, push on with force.
Nearby Words: pressed, pressing, pressroom
Synonyms for Press


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Thrust verb – To apply force to (someone or something) so that it moves in front of one.
Press is a synonym for thrust in action topic. You can use "Press" instead the word "Thrust" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as impose, send, bear, push hard.
Nearby Word: thrusting
Synonyms for Thrust

How words are described

good good press good thrust
single single press single thrust
simple simple press simple thrust
actual actual press actual thrust
Other adjectives: hard, quick, general, unexpected, extra, significant, soviet, botched.

Common collocations

people press people thrust people
men press men thrust men
matter press matter thrust matter
hand press hand thrust hand
Other nouns: way, hands, times, numbers.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Zeliard Sword Plant: Press Down and Attack while jumping to thrust your sword downwards and land on enemies pointy end first.
  • Video Game / 3D Dot Game Heroes Spin Attack: While pressing the X button to thrust your sword out, you can press a different direction to swing your sword in that direction and (terrain permitting) hit enemies in a wider area.
  • You should make the spring-tempered blade flex in the direction of your palm as you press the point against the target, which shows that in a real fight with a sharp, stiff rapier, that force would effectively thrust your point several inches into your opponent's body.
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