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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)

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.

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.""