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Noun: thrusting  thrús-ting
  1. A sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    "he made a thrusting motion with his fist";
    - jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust
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 upward
    "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

Derived forms: thrustings

See also: thrust ahead

Type of: compel, force, gesture, jut, jut out, lay, move, obligate, oblige, penetrate, perforate, place, pose, position, project, protrude, push, put, set, stick out

Encyclopedia: Thrusting