(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. propel, impel; urge forward, pursue; steer, control; conduct, carry out; ram, hammer, thrust; urge, force, compel, coerce. See compulsion, travel, propulsion, energy, haste.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A ride in a vehicle]
Syn. ride, trip, outing, ramble, airing, tour, expedition, excursion, jaunt, run, turn, spin, Sunday drive; see also journey .
2. [In baseball, a low, fast fly]
Syn. line drive, infield drive, home run, bleacher drive*; see hit 3 .
3. [A driveway]
Syn. approach, avenue, road; see driveway , road 1 .
4. [Impelling force]
Syn. energy, initiative, impulse, urge; see ambition 1 , force 3 , impulse 1 .
1. [To urge on]
Syn. impel, propel, instigate, incite, animate, hasten, urge, egg on, compel, coerce, induce, force, press, stimulate, hurry, actuate, frighten, constrain, provoke, motivate, arouse, make, put up to, inspire, prompt, call up, spirit up, rouse, smoke out, ferret out, operate upon, work on, act upon; see also sense 2; encourage 1 , push 2 .
Ant. stop*, hinder, drag.
2. [To cause to move; usually said of domestic animals ]
Syn. chase, herd, prod, goad, worry, spur, hustle, hound, dog, hunt, kick, beat, rap, push, shove, hurry along, round up, drove, wrangle, hit the trail with*, ride herd on*; see also sense 1; push 2 .
3. [To manage a propelled vehicle]
Syn. operate, steer, maneuver, direct, manage, handle, pilot, run, propel, send, spin, wheel, bicycle, bike*, cycle, pedal, ride, head for, transport, chauffeur, take for a ride, bus, tour, motor, float, drift, put in motion, give an impetus, start, turn, rattle, set going, speed, accelerate, speed up, roll, slide, coast, get under way, keep going, vehiculate, race, back in, back up, bowl along, barrel along*, burn up the road*, go like hell*, go hellbent for election*, step on it*, open her up*, give it the gun*, floor it*, rev*; see also ride 1 , speed .
Ant. walk*, crawl, stay.
4. [To force with blows]
Syn. hit, strike, pound, knock, punch, hammer, ram, whack, maul, butt, shoot, thwack, throw, thump, batter, smite, wham*, sock*, soak*, pop*, tickle*, jackhammer*, give it to*; see also beat 1 , hit 1 .
5. [To carry on offensive movement]
Syn. push forward, thrust, counterattack; see attack 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. ride spin, *cruise, tour, whirl, joy-ride, outing, jaunt, *Sunday drive, road trip, journey, excursion.
2. crusade campaign, cause, push, appeal.
3. determination get-up-and-go, aggressiveness, ambition, momentum, vigor, energy, hustle, enterprise, *head of steam, self-motivation.
1. operate a vehicle steer, control, pilot, ride, *cruise, tour, *take a spin, take a road trip, tool down the highway, motor, wheel, speed, travel, *burn up the highway.
2. push propel, urge, force, press, goad, spur, move, shove, induce, pressure, compel, prod.
3. hit throw, strike, ram, shoot, hurl, thrust.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To force to move or advance with or as if with blows or pressure: propel, push, ram, shove, thrust. See MOVE. 2. To urge to move along: herd, run. See MOVE. 3. To move or advance against strong resistance: forge2, lunge, plunge. See MOVE. 4. To run and control (a motor vehicle): motor, pilot, wheel. Slang: tool. See MOVE. 5. To set or keep going: actuate, impel, mobilize, move, propel, run. See MOVE. 6. To force to work: task, tax, work. Idiom: crack the whip. See WORK. 7. To exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion: fag, labor, moil, strain1, strive, sweat, toil, travail, tug, work. Idiom: break one's back (or neck). See WORK. 8. To cause to penetrate with force: dig, plunge, ram, run, sink, stab, stick, thrust. See PUT IN. 9. To fix (an idea, for example) in someone's mind by reemphasis and repetition: drill, implant, impress, inculcate, instill, pound. See TEACH. 10. To look for and pursue (game) in order to capture or kill it: chase, hunt, run, stalk. See SEEK. II noun 1. A trip in a motor vehicle: ride, run. Informal: spin, whirl. See MOVE. 2. A course affording passage from one place to another: avenue, boulevard, expressway, freeway, highway, path, road, roadway, route, street, superhighway, thoroughfare, thruway, turnpike, way. See MOVE, OPEN. 3. An organized effort to accomplish a purpose: campaign, crusade, movement, push. See ACTION, SEEK. 4. An aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts: enterprise, hustle, initiative, punch. Informal: get-up-and-go, gumption, push. See ACTION, TIRED, TRY.

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