thrust


thrust
[[t]θrʌ̱st[/t]]
thrusts, thrusting, thrust
1) VERB If you thrust something or someone somewhere, you push or move them there quickly with a lot of force.

[V n prep/adv] They thrust him into the back of a jeep...

[V n prep/adv] She grabs a stack of baby photos and thrusts them into my hands.

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Thrust is also a noun.

Two of the knife thrusts were fatal.

2) VERB If you thrust your way somewhere, you move there, pushing between people or things which are in your way.

[V way prep/adv] She thrust her way into the crowd...

[V way prep/adv] He reached the garden gate and thrust his way through it.

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3) VERB If something thrusts up or out of something else, it sticks up or sticks out in a noticeable way. [LITERARY]

[V adv/prep] A small dish aerial thrust up from the grass verge...

[V adv/prep] A ray of orange sunlight thrust out through the clouds.

4) N-UNCOUNT Thrust is the power or force that is required to make a vehicle move in a particular direction.

It provides the thrust that makes the craft move forward.

5) N-SING: adj N, usu N of n The thrust of an activity or of an idea is the main or essential things it expresses.

The real thrust of the film is its examination of New York's Hasidic community...

The main thrust of the research will be the study of the early Universe and galaxy formation...

The conductor brought home the full thrust of the work's emotional resolution.

6) cut and thrustsee cut
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English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Thrust — is a reaction force described quantitatively by Newton s Second and Third Laws. When a system expels or accelerates mass in one direction the accelerated mass will cause a proportional but opposite force on that system.ExamplesA fixed wing… …   Wikipedia

  • Thrust — Thrust, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thrust}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thrusting}.] [OE. ?rusten, ?risten, ?resten, Icel. ?r?st? to thrust, press, force, compel; perhaps akin to E. threat.] 1. To push or drive with force; to drive, force, or impel; to shove; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thrust — Thrust, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thrust}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thrusting}.] [OE. ?rusten, ?risten, ?resten, Icel. ?r?st? to thrust, press, force, compel; perhaps akin to E. threat.] 1. To push or drive with force; to drive, force, or impel; to shove; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thrust — /thrust/, v., thrust, thrusting, n. v.t. 1. to push forcibly; shove; put or drive with force: He thrust his way through the crowd. She thrust a dagger into his back. 2. to put boldly forth or impose acceptance of: to thrust oneself into a… …   Universalium

  • Thrust — Thrust, n. 1. A violent push or driving, as with a pointed weapon moved in the direction of its length, or with the hand or foot, or with any instrument; a stab; a word much used as a term of fencing. [1913 Webster] [Polites] Pyrrhus with his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thrust — [thrust] vt. thrust, thrusting [ME thrusten, thristen < ON thrysta < IE * treud , to squeeze, push > THREAT, L trudere] 1. to push with sudden force; shove; drive 2. to pierce; stab 3. to force or impose (oneself or another) upon someone …   English World dictionary

  • Thrust — Thrust, v. i. 1. To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist. [1913 Webster] 2. To enter by pushing; to squeeze in. [1913 Webster] And thrust between my father and the god. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thrust — ► VERB (past and past part. thrust) 1) push suddenly or violently. 2) make one s way forcibly. 3) project conspicuously: the jetty thrust out into the water. 4) (thrust on/upon) impose (something) unwelcome on. ► NOUN …   English terms dictionary

  • thrust — [n1] point of communication burden, core, effect, gist, meaning, meat*, pith*, purport, sense, short, substance, upshot; concept 682 thrust [n2] forward movement advance, blitz, boost, drive, impetus, impulsion, jump, lunge, momentum, onset,… …   New thesaurus

  • Thrust — Thrust, n. & v. Thrist. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thrust — Album par Herbie Hancock Sortie 1974 Enregistrement août 1974 à Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco Durée 48:01 Genre Jazz fusion, funk Producteur Da …   Wikipédia en Français


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