Thrust meaning

thrŭst
Thrust is defined as to quickly push with force.

An example of thrust is to move forward as a crowd entering a stadium.

An example of thrust is to force one's self into a conversation.

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To push or drive quickly and forcefully.

Thrust a pole into the ground.

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The definition of a thrust is the act of pushing with force.

An example of thrust is a fish being expelled from the ocean by a strong wave.

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To grow or extend upwards.
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To shove something into or at something else.

Thrust at his opponent's chest with a foil.

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To cause to project or extend.

Poplars thrusting their branches upward; thrust out his finger.

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To force one's way; press forward.
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The force generated by propulsion, as in a jet engine.

Spacecraft are engineering marvels, designed to resist the thrust of liftoff, as well as the reverse pressure of the void.

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To stab; pierce.
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A forceful movement, especially an advance or attack by an armed force.
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To push with sudden force; shove; drive.
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To make a thrust, stab, or lunge, as with a sword.
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To force one's way (into, through, etc.)
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To extend, as in growth.
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The act of thrusting.
  • A sudden, forceful push or shove.
  • A lunge or stab, as with a sword.
  • Any sudden attack.
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Continuous pressure of one part against another, as of a rafter against a wall.
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The basic meaning or purpose; point; force.

The thrust of a speech.

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An almost horizontal fault in which the hanging wall seems to have been pushed upward in relation to the footwall.
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The force that propels an object in a given direction, especially when generated by the object itself, as by an engine or rocket.
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(fencing) An attack made by moving the sword parallel to its length and landing with the point.

Pierre was a master swordsman, and could parry the thrusts of lesser men with barely a thought.

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A push, stab, or lunge forward (the act thereof.)

The cutpurse tried to knock her satchel from her hands, but she avoided his thrust and yelled, "Thief!"

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(figuratively) The primary effort; the goal.

Ostensibly, the class was about public health in general, but the main thrust was really sex education.

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(intransitive) To make advance with force.

We thrust at the enemy with our forces.

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To force something upon someone.

I asked her not to thrust the responsibility on me.

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To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully.

He thrust his arm into the icy stream and grabbed a wriggling fish, astounding the observers.

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To push or drive with force; to shove.

To thrust anything with the hand or foot, or with an instrument.

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To stab; to pierce; usually with through.
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To pierce; stab.
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To force or impose (oneself or another) upon someone else or into some position or situation.
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To interject or interpose (a remark, question, etc.)
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To extend, as in growth.

The tree thrusts its branches high.

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To push or shove against something.
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Origin of thrust

  • Middle English thrusten from Old Norse thrȳsta treud- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old Norse þrysta.
    From Wiktionary