thrust


thrust
thrust1 [ θrʌst ] (past tense and past participle thrust) verb **
1. ) transitive thrust something into/through/toward/under something to put something somewhere with a quick hard push:
He thrust a microphone under her nose.
The man thrust his hands into his pockets.
They were stopping cars and thrusting leaflets through the windows.
a ) intransitive thrust forward/forwards/through/toward to move somewhere by pushing hard and quickly:
He felt the great machine thrust forward with unbelievable power.
Finding a gap, she thrust through the brambles.
b ) thrust your way to go somewhere by pushing past things or people
2. ) intransitive thrust at to attack someone:
The man then thrust at me with his sword.
3. ) intransitive thrust upwards/out of/through MAINLY LITERARY to continue beyond the rest of something:
A church spire thrust upward.
,thrust a`side phrasal verb transitive
1. ) to push someone or something to one side
2. ) to pay no attention to something
`thrust up,on phrasal verb transitive
thrust something upon someone to force someone to do or accept something:
She had more responsibility thrust upon her.
thrust
thrust 2 [ θrʌst ] noun
1. ) singular thrust of the main idea or intention of something such as a document, speech, or policy:
We welcome the general thrust of the Senator's argument.
2. ) uncount TECHNICAL the force that an engine produces to push something forward
a ) count a quick hard push:
one last thrust of the knife
the cut and thrust (of something)
the excitement of a situation in which people are competing against each other

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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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. 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


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