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Definition of "thrust" []

  • To push or drive quickly and forcibly. See Synonyms at push. (verb-transitive)
  • To issue or extend: poplars thrusting their branches upward; thrust out his finger. (verb-transitive)
  • To force into a specified condition or situation: She thrust herself through the crowd. He was thrust into a position of awesome responsibility. (verb-transitive)
  • To include or interpolate improperly. (verb-transitive)
  • To force on an unwilling or improper recipient: "Some have greatness thrust upon them” ( Shakespeare). (verb-transitive)
  • To push (someone or something) with force or sudden strength (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To force or impose upon (someone) or into (some condition or situation) (verb)
  • To pierce; stab (verb)
  • To force a passage or entrance (verb)
  • To push forwards, upwards, or outwards (verb)
  • To make a stab or lunge at (a person or thing) (verb)
  • A forceful drive, push, stab, or lunge (noun)
  • A force, esp one that produces motion (noun)
  • A propulsive force produced by the fluid pressure or the change of momentum of the fluid in a jet engine, rocket engine, etc (noun)
  • A similar force produced by a propeller (noun)
  • A pressure that is exerted continuously by one part of an object, structure, etc, against another, esp the axial force by or on a shaft (noun)
  • The compressive force in the earth's crust that produces recumbent folds and thrust or reverse faults (noun)
  • A force exerted in a downwards and outwards direction, as by an arch or rafter, or the horizontal force exerted by retained earth (noun)
  • Force, impetus, or drive (noun)
  • The essential or most forceful part (noun)

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Use "thrust" in a sentence
  • "My Ballpark frank plumps when it cooks, Hoey. *wink, wink, hip thrust, hip thrust*"
  • "His main thrust is that the economy and business are the most important aspects of a society."
  • "Jennifer Merin: "Air Guitar Nation's main thrust is fun, and it's a blast and a half of that.""