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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
3. Motion Conjoined with Force
 
276. Impulse.
 
  
NOUN:IMPULSE, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, boom, booming, boost [U. S.], throw; explosion (violence) [See Violence]; propulsion [See Propulsion].
  CLASH, collision, occursion [obs.], encounter, appulsion, appulse, shock, crash, bump; impact; élan [F.]; charge (attack) [See Attack]; percussion, concussion; beating (punishment) [See Punishment].
  BLOW, dint, stroke, knock, tap, rap, slap, smack, pat, dab; fillip; slam, bang; hit, whack, thwack; cuff [See Punishment]; squash, douse or dowse, whap [dial.], swap [obs.], punch, thump, pelt, kick, punce [obs.], calcitration; ruade [F.]; arietation [obs.]; cut, thrust, lunge, yerk [obs.]; cannon [billiards, Brit.], carom or carrom, clip [slang], jab, plug [slang], sidewinder [slang, U.S.], sidewipe [slang, U.S.].
  HAMMER, sledge hammer, mall, maul [archaic], mallet, flail; ram, rammer; ramrod; battering-ram, monkey, tamper, tamping iron, pile driver, pile-driving engine, punch, bat; cant hook [U. S. or dial. Eng.]; cudgel (weapon) [See Arms]; ax (sharp) [See Sharpness].
  [SCIENCE OF MECHANICAL FORCES] mechanics, dynamics; kinematics, kinetics; dynamograph, dynamometer; seismometer.
  
VERB:IMPEL, give an impetus &c. n.; push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, foin [archaic]; cant; elbow, shoulder, jostle or justle, hustle, hurtle, shove, jog, jolt, encounter; run -, bump -, butt- against; knock -, run- one’s head against; impinge; boost [U. S.]; bunt, carom or carrom, cannon [billiards, Brit.], clip [slang]; fan, -out; jab, plug [slang].
  STRIKE, knock, hit, tap, rap, slap, flap, dab, pat, thump, beat, bang, slam, dash; punch, thwack, whack; hit -, strike- hard; swap [obs.], batter, douse or dowse [obs.], tamp, baste, paste [slang], pelt, patter, buffet, belabor; fetch one a blow; poke at, pink, lunge, yerk [obs.]; kick, calcitrate; butt, strike at (attack) [See Attack]; whip (punish) [See Punishment].
  COLLIDE; come -, enter- into collision; foul; fall -, run- foul of; telescope. throw (propel) [See Propulsion].
  
ADJECTIVE:IMPULSIVE, impellent, propulsive, pulsive [rare], booming; dynamic, dynamical; kinetic, kinematic or kinematical; impelled &c. v.; impelling &c. v.
  
QUOTATION:A hit, a very palpable hit.—Hamlet

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