Meaning of THRUST in English


[thrust] vb thrust ; [ME thrusten, thristen, fr. ON thrysta; prob. akin to ON thrjota to tire, OE threat coercion--more at threat] vt (13c) 1: to push or drive with force: shove

2: to cause to enter or pierce something by or as if by pushing "~ a dagger into his heart"

3: extend, spread

4: stab, pierce

5. a: to put (as an unwilling person) forcibly into a course of action or position "was thrust into the job" b: to introduce often improperly into a position: interpolate

6: to press, force, or impose the acceptance of upon someone "~ new responsibilities upon her" ~ vi 1 a: to force an entrance or passage b: to push forward: press onward c: to push upward: project

2: to make a thrust, stab, or lunge with or as if with a pointed weapon "~ at them with a knife"

[2]thrust n (ca. 1586) 1 a: a push or lunge with a pointed weapon b (1): a verbal attack (2): a military assault

2. a: a strong continued pressure b: the sideways force or pressure of one part of a structure against another part (as of an arch against an abutment) c: the force produced by a propeller or by a jet or rocket engine that drives a vehicle (as an aircraft) forward d: a nearly horizontal geological fault 3 a: a forward or upward push b: a movement (as by a group of people) in a specified direction

4. a: salient or essential element or meaning b: principal concern or objective

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