3. Motion conjoined with force


[Nouns] impulse, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost [U.S.], throw; explosion (violence) [more]; propulsion [more].

percussion, concussion, collision, occursion, clash, encounter, cannon, carambole, appulse, shock, crash, bump; impact; elan; charge (attack) [more]; beating (punishment) [more].

blow, dint, stroke, knock, tap, rap, slap, smack, pat, dab; fillip; slam, bang; hit, whack, thwack; cuff [more]; squash, dowse, swap, whap, punch, thump, pelt, kick, punce, calcitration; ruade; arietation; cut, thrust, lunge, yerk; carom, carrom, clip, jab, plug, sidewinder [U.S.], sidewipe [U.S.].

hammer, sledge hammer, mall, maul, mallet, flail; ram, rammer; battering ram, monkey, pile-driving engine, punch, bat; cant hook; cudgel (weapon) [more]; ax (sharp) [more].

[Science of mechanical forces] dynamics; seismometer, accelerometer, earthquake detector.

[Verbs] give an impetus; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, foin; cant; elbow, shoulder, jostle, justle, hustle, hurtle, shove, jog, jolt, encounter; run against, bump against, butt against; knock one's head against, run one's head against; impinge; boost [U.S.]; bunt, carom, clip; fan, fan out; jab, plug; shoot out of a cannon.

strike, knock, hit, tap, rap, slap, flap, dab, pat, thump, beat, blow, bang, slam, dash; punch, thwack, whack; hit hard, strike hard; swap, batter, dowse, baste; pelt, patter, buffet, belabor; fetch one a blow; poke at, pink, lunge, yerk; kick, calcitrate; butt, strike at (attack) [more]; whip (punish) [more].

come into a collision, enter into collision; collide; foul; fall foul of, run foul of; telescope.

throw (propel) [more].

[Adjectives] impelling; impulsive, impellent; booming; dynamic, dynamical; impelled.

[Phrases] "a hit, a very palpable hit" [Hamlet].

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