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  Definition of thrust
  1. the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
  2. a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
  3. a thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
  4. verbal criticism; "he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"
  5. the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"
  6. impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"
  7. penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
  8. place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
  9. push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"
  10. make a thrusting forward movement
  11. press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
  12. push upward; "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"
  13. geology: thrust (molten rock) into pre-existing rock
Similar Words: drive, driving force, jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrusting, stab, knife thrust, push, force, pierce, throw, lunge, hurl, hurtle, stuff, shove, squeeze, push up

 

See Also: barge, thrust ahead, push forward

 

Hyponyms: firewall, impulse, impulsion, impetus, stick, sting, peg, center punch, transfix, impale, empale, spike, horn, tusk, gore, lance, pop, jab, prod, stab, poke, dig, shoulder, boost, force, drive, ram, ram down, pound, punch, dart

 

Grouped Verbs: push up

 

Derivational Morphology: lunge, hurl, hurtle, repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back, throw, jab, prod, stab, poke, dig, pierce, knife, push up, stuff, shove, squeeze, press, push, force, power, knife thrust, jabbing, poking, thrusting, driving force, pusher, thruster, cast, lunger, lurch

 

Anagrams: thrush

 

 
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