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.
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.
(Phrases). To carry off one's legs; to put to flight.
(Adjectives). Propelling, etc., propulsive, projectile, etc.
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.
(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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