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Thrust

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Noun

1. push, thrust

the force used in pushing

Example Sentences:
'the push of the water on the walls of the tank'
'the thrust of the jet engines'

2. knife thrust, stab, thrust

a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument

Example Sentences:
'one strong stab to the heart killed him'

3. drive, driving force, thrust

the act of applying force to propel something

Example Sentences:
'after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off'

4. thrust

verbal criticism

Example Sentences:
'he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians'

5. jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting

a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

Example Sentences:
'he warned me with a jab with his finger'
'he made a thrusting motion with his fist'

Verb

1. thrust

push forcefully

Example Sentences:
'He thrust his chin forward'

2. shove, squeeze, stuff, thrust

press or force

Example Sentences:
'Stuff money into an envelope'
'She thrust the letter into his hand'

3. hurl, hurtle, lunge, thrust

make a thrusting forward movement

4. force, thrust

impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

Example Sentences:
'She forced her diet fads on him'

5. pierce, thrust

penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

6. thrust

force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock

7. push up, thrust

push upward

Example Sentences:
'The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air'

8. throw, thrust

place or put with great energy

Example Sentences:
'She threw the blanket around the child'
'thrust the money in the hands of the beggar'


1. push, thrust

the force used in pushing

Example Sentences:
'the push of the water on the walls of the tank'
'the thrust of the jet engines'

2. knife thrust, stab, thrust

a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument

Example Sentences:
'one strong stab to the heart killed him'

3. drive, driving force, thrust

the act of applying force to propel something

Example Sentences:
'after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off'

4. thrust

verbal criticism

Example Sentences:
'he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians'

5. jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting

a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

Example Sentences:
'he warned me with a jab with his finger'
'he made a thrusting motion with his fist'


1. thrust

push forcefully

Example Sentences:
'He thrust his chin forward'

2. shove, squeeze, stuff, thrust

press or force

Example Sentences:
'Stuff money into an envelope'
'She thrust the letter into his hand'

3. hurl, hurtle, lunge, thrust

make a thrusting forward movement

4. force, thrust

impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

Example Sentences:
'She forced her diet fads on him'

5. pierce, thrust

penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

6. thrust

force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock

7. push up, thrust

push upward

Example Sentences:
'The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air'

8. throw, thrust

place or put with great energy

Example Sentences:
'She threw the blanket around the child'
'thrust the money in the hands of the beggar'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


Thrust

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verbWord forms: thrusts, thrusting or thrust
1. (transitive)
to push (someone or something) with force or sudden strength
she thrust him away
she thrust it into the fire
2. (transitive)
to force or impose upon (someone) or into (some condition or situation)
they thrust extra responsibilities upon her
she was thrust into the limelight
3. (transitive; foll by through)
to pierce; stab
4. (intr; usually foll by through or into)
to force a passage or entrance
5. (intransitive)
to push forwards, upwards, or outwards
6. (intransitive; foll by at)
to make a stab or lunge at (a person or thing)
noun
7. 
a forceful drive, push, stab, or lunge
8. 
a force, esp one that produces motion
9. 
a. 
a propulsive force produced by the fluid pressure or the change of momentum of the fluid in a jet engine, rocket engine, etc
b. 
a similar force produced by a propeller
10. 
a pressure that is exerted continuously by one part of an object, structure, etc, against another, esp the axial force by or on a shaft
11. geology
a. 
the compressive force in the earth's crust that produces recumbent folds and thrust or reverse faults
b.  thrust fault
12. civil engineering
a force exerted in a downwards and outwards direction, as by an arch or rafter, or the horizontal force exerted by retained earth
13. 
force, impetus, or drive
someone with thrust and energy
14. 
the essential or most forceful part
the thrust of the argument

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Thrust

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verb transitiveWord forms: thrust or ˈthrusting
1. 
to push with sudden force; shove; drive
2. 
to pierce; stab
3. 
to force or impose (oneself or another) upon someone else or into some position or situation
4. 
to interject or interpose (a remark, question, etc.)
5. 
to extend, as in growth
the tree thrusts its branches high
verb intransitive
6. 
to push or shove against something
7. 
to make a thrust, stab, or lunge, as with a sword
8. 
to force one's way (into, through, etc.)
9. 
to extend, as in growth
noun
10. 
the act of thrusting
; specif.,
a. 
a sudden, forceful push or shove
b. 
a lunge or stab, as with a sword
c. 
any sudden attack
11. 
continuous pressure of one part against another, as of a rafter against a wall
12. 
a. 
the driving force of a propeller in the line of its shaft
b. 
the forward force produced in reaction to the gases escaping rearward from a jet or rocket engine
13. 
a. 
forward movement; impetus
the thrust of machine technology
b. 
energy; drive
14.  US
the basic meaning or purpose; point; force
the thrust of a speech
15.  Geology
an almost horizontal fault in which the hanging wall seems to have been pushed upward in relation to the footwall
: in full thrust fault

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Thrust

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v. thrust, thrust·ing, thrusts
v.tr.
1. To push or drive quickly and forcefully: thrust a pole into the ground. See Synonyms at push.
2. To cause to project or extend: poplars thrusting their branches upward; thrust out his finger.
3.
a. To force into a specified condition or situation: He was thrust into a position of awesome responsibility.
b. To force or impose on an unwilling or improper recipient: "Some have greatness thrust upon them" (Shakespeare).
4. Archaic To stab; pierce.
v.intr.
1. To shove something into or at something else: thrust at his opponent's chest with a foil.
2. To grow or extend upwards: "The cathedral ... thrust up suddenly, much taller than the surrounding houses" (Leonard Michaels).
3. To force one's way; press forward: "I watched a young hare thrust through periwinkle under the window" (Sam Pickering).
n.
1.
a. A forceful shove or push: inserted the key with a thrust.
b. A lunge or stab.
2.
a. A driving force or pressure.
b. The forward-directed force developed in a jet or rocket engine as a reaction to the high-velocity rearward ejection of exhaust gases.
c. Outward or lateral stress in a structure, as that exerted by an arch or vault.
3.
a. The essential meaning; the point: the general thrust of his remarks.
b. The central purpose or objective: The whole thrust of the project was to make money.
4. A forceful movement, especially an advance or attack by an armed force.

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