thrust

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noun
1 strong push
ADJECTIVE
backward, downward, forward, upward
powerful
quick
knife, sword

The realization that she was gone was like a knife thrust.

pelvic
VERB + THRUST
deliver, make

The army made an aggressive thrust towards/toward the front line.

parry
PREPOSITION
thrust into

a thrust into the unknown

2 the thrust main part/ideas
ADJECTIVE
basic, broad (esp. BrE), central, general, main, major, overall, primary (esp. AmE), whole

She explained the broad thrust of the party's policies.

dramatic, narrative, political

The dramatic thrust of the movie centres around the conflict between the brothers.

PREPOSITION
thrust of

the main thrust of his argument

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verb
ADVERB
deep, deeply
hard
quickly, suddenly

She suddenly thrust out her arm.

aside, away, back, forward, out, up, upwards/upward
PREPOSITION
at

He thrust a piece of paper at me.

into

She thrust her hands deep into her pockets.

PHRASES
thrust your way

She thrust her way through the dense undergrowth.

Thrust is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bayonet, ↑elbow, ↑finger, ↑fist, ↑hip, ↑knife, ↑pelvis, ↑spear, ↑sword

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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., 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

  • thrust —    ; thrust fault    A generally gently dipping or subhorizontal fault plane where the relative movement has been essentially horizontal, with one rock sequence being pushed across and above another. Some cave development in the Traligill area of …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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