Meaning of THRUST in English


I. verb (~; ~ing) see: threat Date: 13th century transitive verb to push or drive with force ; shove , to cause to enter or pierce something by or as if by pushing , extend , spread , stab , pierce , 5. to put (as an unwilling person) forcibly into a course of action or position , to introduce often improperly into a position ; interpolate , to press, force, or impose the acceptance of upon someone , intransitive verb 1. to force an entrance or passage, to push forward ; press onward, to push upward ; project , to make a ~, stab, or lunge with or as if with a pointed weapon , II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a push or lunge with a pointed weapon, b. a verbal attack, a military assault, 2. a strong continued pressure, the sideways force or pressure of one part of a structure against another part (as of an arch against an abutment), the force produced by a propeller or by a jet or rocket engine that drives a vehicle (as an aircraft) forward, a nearly horizontal geological fault, 3. a forward or upward push, a movement (as by a group of people) in a specified direction, 4. salient or essential element or meaning , principal concern or objective

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