Definitions of thrust:
  • noun:   verbal criticism
    Example: "He enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"
  • noun:   the act of applying force to propel something
  • noun:   a thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
  • noun:   the force used in pushing
    Example: "The thrust of the jet engines"
  • noun:   a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    Example: "He made a thrusting motion with his fist"
  • verb:   press or force
    Example: "She thrust the letter into his hand"
  • verb:   push upward
    Example: "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"
  • verb:   geology: thrust (molten rock) into pre-existing rock
  • verb:   push forcefully
    Example: "He thrust his chin forward"
  • verb:   impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably
  • verb:   penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
  • verb:   place or put with great energy
    Example: "Thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
  • verb:   make a thrusting forward movement

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