thrust


thrust
I UK [θrʌst] / US verb
Word forms "thrust":
present tense I/you/we/they thrust he/she/it thrusts present participle thrusting past tense thrust past participle thrust
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1)
a) [transitive] to put something somewhere with a quick hard push
thrust something into/through/towards/under something:

The man thrust his hands into his pockets.

They were stopping cars and thrusting leaflets through the windows.

He thrust a microphone under her nose.

b) [intransitive] to move somewhere by pushing hard and quickly
thrust forward/forwards/through/towards:

He felt the great machine thrust forwards with unbelievable power.

Finding a gap, she thrust through the brambles.

2) [intransitive] to attack someone
thrust at:

The man then thrust at me with his sword.

3) [intransitive] mainly literary to continue beyond the rest of something
thrust upwards/out of/through:

A church spire thrust upwards.

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [θrʌst] / US noun
Word forms "thrust":
singular thrust plural thrusts
1) [countable] a quick hard push

one last thrust of the knife

2) [singular] the main idea or intention of something such as a document, speech, or policy
thrust of:

We welcome the general thrust of the Senator's argument.

3) [uncountable] physics the force that an engine produces to push something forwards
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English dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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

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