Regression (Substantives), regress, recess, retrogression, retrogradation, crab - like motion, refluence, reflux, retroaction, return, reflexion, reflex, ebb, countermovement, countermarch, veering, regurgitation, backwash.

    (Verbs). To recede, retrograde, return, rebound, back, fall back, fall or drop astern, lose ground, put about, go back, turn back, double, countermarch, turn tail, draw back, get back, retrace one's steps, wheel about, back water, regurgitate, yield, give.

    (Phrases). Dance the back step; beat a retreat.

    (Adjectives). Receding, etc., retrograde, retrogressive, regressive, refluent, reflex, recidivous, crab-like.

    (Adverbs). Backwards, reflexively, to the right-about, à reculons, à rebours.

  • Motion given to an object in front.
  • Propulsion (Substantives), push, pushing, projection, jaculation, ejaculation, throw, fling, toss, shot, discharge, shy.

    Science of propulsion: projectiles, ballistics, gunnery; vis a tergo.

    Things thrown: a missile, projectile, shot, shell, ball, bolt, dart, arrow, bullet, stone, shaft, brickbat.

    Bow, sling, pea-shooter, catapult, etc. 727.

    (Verbs). To propel, project, throw, fling, cast, pitch, chuck, toss, lob, loft, jerk, lance, jaculate, ejaculate, hurl, bolt, drive, sling, flirt, flip, flick, shy at, dart, send, roll, send off, let off, discharge, fire off, shoot, launch, let fly, dash, punt, volley, heave.

    To bowl, trundle, roll along 312.

    To put in motion, start, give an impulse, impel 276, expel 297.

    (Phrases). To carry off one's legs; to put to flight.

    (Adjectives). Propelling, etc., propulsive, projectile, etc.

  • Motion given to an object behind.
  • Traction (Substantives), drawing, draught, pull, pulling, towage, haulage.

    Traction engine, locomotive; hauler, haulyer; trailer.

    (Phrase). A long pull, a strong pull, and a pull all together.

    (Verbs). To draw, pull, haul, lug, drag, tug, tow, trail, train, wrench, jerk, twitch, yank.

    (Phrase). To take in tow.

    (Adjectives). Drawing, etc., tractile.

  • Motion towards.
  • Approach (Substantives), approximation, appropinquation, appulse, afflux, affluxion, pursuit 622, collision 276.

    (Verbs). To approach, draw near, approximate, to near, drift; to come, get, go, etc., near, set in towards, make up to, snuggle up to, gain upon, gain ground upon.

    (Phrases). To tread on the heels of; to hug the shore.

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