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Verb: thrust (thrust)  thrúst
  1. Push forcefully
    "He thrust his chin forward"
  2. Press or force
    "She thrust the letter into his hand";
    - stuff, shove, squeeze
  3. Make a thrusting forward movement
    - lunge, hurl, hurtle
  4. Impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
    "She thrust her diet fads on him";
    - force
  5. Penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
    - pierce
  6. (geology) force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock
  7. Push violently in a specified direction
    "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air";
    - push up
  8. Place or put with great energy
    "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar";
    - throw
Noun: thrust  thrúst
  1. The force used in pushing
    "the thrust of the jet engines";
    - push
  2. A strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
    "one strong thrust to the heart killed him";
    - stab, knife thrust
  3. The act of applying force to propel something
    "after reaching the desired velocity the thrust is cut off";
    - drive, driving force
  4. Verbal criticism
    "he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"
  5. A sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    - jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrusting

Derived forms: thrust, thrusting, thrusts

See also: barge

Type of: actuation, blow, compel, criticism, force, gesture, jut, jut out, lay, move, obligate, oblige, penetrate, perforate, place, pose, position, project, propulsion, protrude, push, put, set, stick out, unfavorable judgment [US], unfavourable judgment [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Thrust