Meaning of THRUST in English

THRUST

/ θrʌst; NAmE / verb , noun

■ verb ( thrust , thrust )

1.

[usually + adv. / prep. ] to push sth/sb suddenly or violently in a particular direction; to move quickly and suddenly in a particular direction :

[ vn ]

He thrust the baby into my arms and ran off.

She thrust her hands deep into her pockets.

( figurative )

He tends to thrust himself forward too much.

[ v ]

She thrust past him angrily and left.

2.

thrust (at sb) (with sth) | thrust (sth at sb) to make a sudden strong forward movement at sb with a weapon, etc. :

[ v ]

He thrust at me with a knife.

a thrusting movement

[also vn ]

IDIOMS

see throat

PHRASAL VERBS

- thrust sth aside

- thrust sth/sb on / upon sb

■ noun

1.

the thrust [ sing. ] the main point of an argument, a policy, etc. :

The thrust of his argument was that change was needed.

2.

[ C ] a sudden strong movement that pushes sth/sb forward :

He killed her with a thrust of the knife.

3.

[ U ] ( technical ) the force that is produced by an engine to push a plane, rocket , etc. forward

IDIOMS

see cut noun

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English (as a verb): from Old Norse thrýsta ; perhaps related to Latin trudere to thrust. The noun is first recorded (early 16th cent.) in the sense act of pressing .

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