Definitions for thrustθrʌst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

thrustθrʌst(v.; n.)thrust, thrust•ing

  1. (v.t.)to push forcibly; shove.

  2. to put boldly forth or force acceptance of:

    to thrust oneself into a conversation.

  3. to extend forcibly; present menacingly.

  4. Archaic. to stab or pierce, as with a sword.

  5. (v.i.)to make a lunge or stab at something.

  6. to push or force one's way.

  7. to push against something.

  8. (n.)an act or instance of thrusting.

  9. a lunge or stab, as with a sword.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  10. a linear reactive force exerted by a propeller, propulsive gases, etc., to propel a missile, ship, aircraft, or the like.

    Category: Mechanics

  11. Also called thrust′ fault`. a low-angle geologic fault in which the hanging wall appears to have risen, relative to the footwall.

    Category: Geology

  12. the main point; essence.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  13. a pushing force or pressure exerted by a thing or a part against a contiguous one.

    Category: Machinery

  14. the downward and outward force exerted by an arch on each side.

    Category: Architecture

  15. a military assault; offensive.

    Category: Military

Origin of thrust:

1125–75; ME thrusten, thrysten (v.) < ON thrȳsta

Princeton's WordNet

  1. push, thrust(noun)

    the force used in pushing

    "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"

  2. stab, thrust, knife thrust(noun)

    a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument

    "one strong stab to the heart killed him"

  3. drive, thrust, driving force(noun)

    the act of applying force to propel something

    "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"

  4. thrust(noun)

    verbal criticism

    "he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"

  5. jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting(verb)

    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

    "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"

  6. thrust(verb)

    push forcefully

    "He thrust his chin forward"

  7. thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze(verb)

    press or force

    "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"

  8. lunge, hurl, hurtle, thrust(verb)

    make a thrusting forward movement

  9. force, thrust(verb)

    impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

    "She forced her diet fads on him"

  10. pierce, thrust(verb)

    penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

  11. thrust(verb)

    force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock

  12. thrust, push up(verb)

    push upward

    "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"

  13. throw, thrust(verb)

    place or put with great energy

    "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. thrust(verb)θrˈʌst

    to push sth forcefully somewhere

    He thrust the knife toward me.

  2. thrust(noun)θrˈʌst

    the main point of sth

    the thrust of her argument

  3. thrustθrˈʌst

    a forceful push

    a few thrusts of the sword

Wiktionary

  1. thrust(Noun)

    An attack made by moving the sword parallel to its length and landing with the point.

    Pierre was a master swordsman, and could parry the thrusts of lesser men with barely a thought.

  2. thrust(Noun)

    A push, stab, or lunge forward (the act thereof.)

    The cutpurse tried to knock her satchel from her hands, but she avoided his thrust and yelled, "Thief!"

  3. thrust(Noun)

    The force generated by propulsion, as in a jet engine.

    Spacecraft are engineering marvels, designed to resist the thrust of liftoff, as well as the reverse pressure of the void.

  4. thrust(Noun)

    The primary effort; the goal.

    Ostensibly, the class was about public health in general, but the main thrust was really sex education.

  5. thrust(Verb)

    To make advance with force.

    We thrust at the enemy with our forces.

  6. thrust(Verb)

    To force something upon someone.

    I asked her not to thrust the responsibility on me.

  7. thrust(Verb)

    To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully.

    He thrust his arm into the icy stream and grabbed a wriggling fish, astounding the observers.

  8. Origin: From þrysta.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thrust

    thrist

  2. Thrust

    of Thrust

  3. Thrust(verb)

    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

  4. Thrust(verb)

    to stab; to pierce; -- usually with through

  5. Thrust(verb)

    to make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist

  6. Thrust(verb)

    to enter by pushing; to squeeze in

  7. Thrust(verb)

    to push forward; to come with force; to press on; to intrude

  8. Thrust(noun)

    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

  9. Thrust(noun)

    an attack; an assault

  10. Thrust(noun)

    the force or pressure of one part of a construction against other parts; especially (Arch.), a horizontal or diagonal outward pressure, as of an arch against its abutments, or of rafters against the wall which support them

  11. Thrust(noun)

    the breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight

Freebase

  1. Thrust

    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 force of equal magnitude but opposite direction on that system. The force applied on a surface in a direction perpendicular or normal to the surface is called thrust. In mechanical engineering, force orthogonal to the main load is referred to as thrust.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thrust' in Verbs Frequency: #883


Translations for thrust

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

thrust(noun)

a sudden violent forward movement

The army made a sudden thrust through Africa.

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