Definitions for thrust

Definitions for (noun) thrust

Main entry: drive, driving force, thrust

Definition: the act of applying force to propel something

Usage: after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off

Main entry: poke, poking, jab, jabbing, thrust, thrusting

Definition: a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

Usage: he warned me with a jab with his finger; he made a thrusting motion with his fist

Main entry: thrust, knife thrust, stab

Definition: a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument

Usage: one strong stab to the heart killed him

Main entry: thrust

Definition: verbal criticism

Usage: he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians

Main entry: push, thrust

Definition: the force used in pushing

Usage: the push of the water on the walls of the tank; the thrust of the jet engines

Definitions for (verb) thrust

Main entry: thrust, force

Definition: impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

Usage: She forced her diet fads on him

Main entry: thrust, pierce

Definition: penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

Main entry: throw, thrust

Definition: place or put with great energy

Usage: She threw the blanket around the child; thrust the money in the hands of the beggar

Main entry: thrust

Definition: push forcefully

Usage: He thrust his chin forward

Main entry: thrust, lunge, hurl, hurtle

Definition: make a thrusting forward movement

Main entry: shove, squeeze, thrust, stuff

Definition: press or force

Usage: Stuff money into an envelope; She thrust the letter into his hand

Main entry: thrust, push up

Definition: push upward

Usage: The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air

Main entry: thrust

Definition: force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock

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