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thrust

noun (n)

  • the force used in pushing (noun.phenomenon)
    Synonym: push
    Example:
    The thrust of the jet engines.
    source: wordnet30
  • a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument (noun.act)
    Synonym: knife thrust, stab
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of applying force to propel something (noun.act)
    Synonym: drive, driving force
    source: wordnet30
  • verbal criticism (noun.communication)
    Example:
    He enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians.
    source: wordnet30
  • a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow) (noun.act)
    Example:
    He made a thrusting motion with his fist.
    source: wordnet30
  • Thrist. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • push forcefully (verb.motion)
    Example:
    He thrust his chin forward.
    source: wordnet30
  • press or force (verb.motion)
    Synonym: shove, squeeze, stuff
    Example:
    She thrust the letter into his hand.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a thrusting forward movement (verb.motion)
    Synonym: hurl, hurtle, lunge
    source: wordnet30
  • impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably (verb.communication)
    Synonym: force
    source: wordnet30
  • penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument (verb.contact)
    Synonym: pierce
    source: wordnet30
  • force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • push upward (verb.stative)
    Example:
    The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air.
    source: wordnet30
  • place or put with great energy (verb.contact)
    Synonym: throw
    Example:
    Thrust the money in the hands of the beggar.
    source: wordnet30
  • To push or drive with force; to drive, force, or impel; to shove; as, to thrust anything with the hand or foot, or with an instrument. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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