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thrust

 (thrŭst)
v. thrust, thrust·ing, thrusts
v.tr.
1. To push or drive quickly and forcefully: thrust a pole into the ground. See Synonyms at push.
2. To cause to project or extend: poplars thrusting their branches upward; thrust out his finger.
3.
a. To force into a specified condition or situation: He was thrust into a position of awesome responsibility.
b. To force or impose on an unwilling or improper recipient: "Some have greatness thrust upon them" (Shakespeare).
4. Archaic To stab; pierce.
v.intr.
1. To shove something into or at something else: thrust at his opponent's chest with a foil.
2. To grow or extend upwards: "The cathedral ... thrust up suddenly, much taller than the surrounding houses" (Leonard Michaels).
3. To force one's way; press forward: "I watched a young hare thrust through periwinkle under the window" (Sam Pickering).
n.
1.
a. A forceful shove or push: inserted the key with a thrust.
b. A lunge or stab.
2.
a. A driving force or pressure.
b. The forward-directed force developed in a jet or rocket engine as a reaction to the high-velocity rearward ejection of exhaust gases.
c. Outward or lateral stress in a structure, as that exerted by an arch or vault.
3.
a. The essential meaning; the point: the general thrust of his remarks.
b. The central purpose or objective: The whole thrust of the project was to make money.
4. A forceful movement, especially an advance or attack by an armed force.

[Middle English thrusten, from Old Norse thrȳsta; see treud- in Indo-European roots.]

thrust′ful adj.

thrust

(θrʌst)
vb, thrusts, thrusting or thrust
1. (tr) to push (someone or something) with force or sudden strength: she thrust him away; she thrust it into the fire.
2. (tr) to force or impose upon (someone) or into (some condition or situation): they thrust extra responsibilities upon her; she was thrust into the limelight.
3. (foll by: through) to pierce; stab
4. (intr; usually foll by through or into) to force a passage or entrance
5. (intr) to push forwards, upwards, or outwards
6. (foll by: at) to make a stab or lunge at (a person or thing)
n
7. a forceful drive, push, stab, or lunge
8. (General Physics) a force, esp one that produces motion
9. (Aeronautics)
a. a propulsive force produced by the fluid pressure or the change of momentum of the fluid in a jet engine, rocket engine, etc
b. a similar force produced by a propeller
10. (Mechanical Engineering) a pressure that is exerted continuously by one part of an object, structure, etc, against another, esp the axial force by or on a shaft
11. (Geological Science) geology
a. the compressive force in the earth's crust that produces recumbent folds and thrust or reverse faults
12. (Civil Engineering) civil engineering a force exerted in a downwards and outwards direction, as by an arch or rafter, or the horizontal force exerted by retained earth
13. force, impetus, or drive: a man with thrust and energy.
14. the essential or most forceful part: the thrust of the argument.
[C12: from Old Norse thrysta; related to Latin trūdere; see intrude]

thrust

(θrʌst)
v. thrust, thrust•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to push forcibly; shove.
2. to put boldly forth or force acceptance of: to thrust oneself into a conversation.
3. to extend forcibly; present menacingly.
4. Archaic. to stab or pierce, as with a sword.
v.i.
5. to make a lunge or stab at something.
6. to push or force one's way.
7. to push against something.
n.
8. an act or instance of thrusting.
9. a lunge or stab, as with a sword.
10. a linear reactive force exerted by a propeller, propulsive gases, etc., to propel a missile, ship, aircraft, or the like.
11. Also called thrust′ fault`. a low-angle geologic fault in which the hanging wall appears to have risen, relative to the footwall.
12. the main point; essence.
13. a pushing force or pressure exerted by a thing or a part against a contiguous one.
14. the downward and outward force exerted by an arch on each side.
15. a military assault; offensive.
[1125–75; Middle English thrusten, thrysten (v.) < Old Norse thrȳsta]

thrust

(thrŭst)
The force that causes an object to move forward. Thrust in a jet or rocket engine develops as a reaction to the ejection of exhaust gases from the rear of the engine. Thrust in a propeller results from the spinning of the propeller blades that pushes air or water in a certain direction.

thrust

  • thrust - Borrowed from Old Norse thrysta, "compress, thrust."
  • foin - To make a thrust or lunge with a pointed weapon.
  • contrude - To push, thrust, or crowd together.
  • extrude - Its Latin base is trudere, "thrust."

Thrust

 a large milling crowd, 1565.
Example: they were faint with the great thrust and throng of the people, 1588.

thrust


Past participle: thrust
Gerund: thrusting

Imperative
thrust
thrust
Present
I thrust
you thrust
he/she/it thrusts
we thrust
you thrust
they thrust
Preterite
I thrust
you thrust
he/she/it thrust
we thrust
you thrust
they thrust
Present Continuous
I am thrusting
you are thrusting
he/she/it is thrusting
we are thrusting
you are thrusting
they are thrusting
Present Perfect
I have thrust
you have thrust
he/she/it has thrust
we have thrust
you have thrust
they have thrust
Past Continuous
I was thrusting
you were thrusting
he/she/it was thrusting
we were thrusting
you were thrusting
they were thrusting
Past Perfect
I had thrust
you had thrust
he/she/it had thrust
we had thrust
you had thrust
they had thrust
Future
I will thrust
you will thrust
he/she/it will thrust
we will thrust
you will thrust
they will thrust
Future Perfect
I will have thrust
you will have thrust
he/she/it will have thrust
we will have thrust
you will have thrust
they will have thrust
Future Continuous
I will be thrusting
you will be thrusting
he/she/it will be thrusting
we will be thrusting
you will be thrusting
they will be thrusting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been thrusting
you have been thrusting
he/she/it has been thrusting
we have been thrusting
you have been thrusting
they have been thrusting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been thrusting
you will have been thrusting
he/she/it will have been thrusting
we will have been thrusting
you will have been thrusting
they will have been thrusting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been thrusting
you had been thrusting
he/she/it had been thrusting
we had been thrusting
you had been thrusting
they had been thrusting
Conditional
I would thrust
you would thrust
he/she/it would thrust
we would thrust
you would thrust
they would thrust
Past Conditional
I would have thrust
you would have thrust
he/she/it would have thrust
we would have thrust
you would have thrust
they would have thrust
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thrust - the force used in pushingthrust - the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"
force - (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
2.thrust - a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
passado, straight thrust, lunge - (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward
remise - (fencing) a second thrust made on the same lunge (as when your opponent fails to riposte)
3.thrust - the act of applying force to propel somethingthrust - the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
actuation, propulsion - the act of propelling
firewall - (colloquial) the application of maximum thrust; "he moved the throttle to the firewall"
impetus, impulsion, impulse - the act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him over"
4.thrust - verbal criticism; "he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"
criticism, unfavorable judgment - disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
5.thrust - a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)thrust - a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
gesture - motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
Verb1.thrust - push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"
jab, poke, prod, stab, dig - poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
stab, jab - stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
shoulder - push with the shoulders; "He shouldered his way into the crowd"
boost - push or shove upward, as if from below or behind; "The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption"
ram, drive, force - force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
ram, ram down, pound - strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"
punch - drive forcibly as if by a punch; "the nail punched through the wall"
push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
dig - thrust down or into; "dig the oars into the water"; "dig your foot into the floor"
barge, push forward, thrust ahead - push one's way; "she barged into the meeting room"
2.thrust - press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
3.thrust - make a thrusting forward movement
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
dart - move with sudden speed; "His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke"
riposte - make a return thrust; "his opponent riposted"
4.thrust - impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"
sting, stick - saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
compel, obligate, oblige - force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
5.thrust - penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
penetrate, perforate - pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest"
stick - pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; "He stuck the needle into his finger"
stick - pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; "he stuck the cloth with the needle"
peg - pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into
center punch - make a small hole in something as a guide for a drill
empale, impale, spike, transfix - pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer"
horn, tusk - stab or pierce with a horn or tusk; "the rhino horned the explorer"
gore - wound by piercing with a sharp or penetrating object or instrument
lance - pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight
6.thrust - force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
push up, thrust - push upward; "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"
7.thrust - push upward; "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"
jut, jut out, protrude, stick out, project - extend out or project in space; "His sharp nose jutted out"; "A single rock sticks out from the cliff"
thrust - force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock
8.thrust - place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
pop - put or thrust suddenly and forcefully; "pop the pizza into the microwave oven"; "He popped the petit-four into his mouth"

thrust

verb
1. push, force, shove, drive, press, plunge, jam, butt, ram, poke, propel, prod, impel They thrust him into the back of a jeep.
2. shove, push, shoulder, lunge, jostle, elbow or shoulder your way She thrust her way into the crowd.
3. stab, stick, jab, pierce How can I thrust a knife into my son's heart?
noun
1. stab, pierce, lunge Two of the knife thrusts were fatal.
2. push, shove, poke, prod a thrust of his hand that sent the lad reeling
3. momentum, impetus, drive, motive power, motive force, propulsive force It provides the thrust that makes the craft move forward.
4. gist, meaning, idea, point, force, sense, import, substance, drift, essence, marrow, nub, pith The main thrust of the film is its examination of religious values.
5. attack, drive, charge, push, assault, raid, invasion, offensive, sally, onslaught, foray, sortie, incursion, military advance a thrust into territory seized by Iranian forces
throw up (Informal) vomit, be sick, spew, puke (slang), chuck (Austral. & N.Z. informal), heave, regurgitate, disgorge, retch, barf (U.S. slang), chunder (slang, chiefly Austral.), upchuck (U.S. slang), do a technicolour yawn (slang), toss your cookies (U.S. slang) He threw up over a seat next to me.
thrust something upon someone impose upon, force upon, inflict upon, press upon, push upon The role of Queen was thrust upon her.

thrust

verb
1. To force to move or advance with or as if with blows or pressure:
2. To cause to penetrate with force:
3. To cause to stick out:
noun
1. An act or instance of using force so as to propel ahead:
2. The thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse:
Translations
دَفْعَه، إنْدِفاعَهقَوَّة الدَّفْعيَدْفَع بِشِدَّه
náportahtlakvrazit
fremdriftfremstødstikke
elõnyomuláselõre tolaksziktolóerõ
atlaga, framsóknòrÿsta, troîaòrÿstingur
įpirštiįsipirštiįsisiūlytiįsiūlytiįsiveržimas
durtgrūdiensgrūstsprauktiestrieciens
potisniti
atılmakhamleitme gücüitmeksaplamak

thrust

[θrʌst] (thrust (vb: pt, pp))
A. N
1. (= push) → empujón m; [of dagger] → puñalada f; [of knife] → cuchillada f; [of sword] → estocada f (Mil) (= offensive) → ofensiva f; (= advance) → avance m
2. (Mech) → empuje m (Aer, Naut) → propulsión f
forward/reverse thrustempuje m de avance/de marcha atrás
3. (= basic meaning) [of speech] → idea f clave
4. (= dynamism) → empuje m, dinamismo m
B. VT (= push) → empujar; (= insert) → introducir, meter (into en) (= insert piercingly) → clavar, hincar (into en) to thrust one's hands into one's pocketsmeter las manos en los bolsillos
he thrust a book into my handsme metió un libro entre las manos
to thrust a dagger into sb's backclavar un puñal a algn en la espalda
to thrust a stick into the groundclavar or hincar un palo en el suelo
she thrust her head out of the windowasomó or sacó la cabeza por la ventana
she found herself suddenly thrust into the limelightde pronto, sin comerlo ni beberlo, se vio convertida en el centro de atención
he thrust out his lower lipsacó hacia fuera el labio inferior
to thrust sth on or upon sbimponer algo a algn, obligar a algn a aceptar algo
they thrust the job on meme cargaron el trabajo
Spain had greatness thrust upon herEspaña recibió su grandeza sin buscarla, se le impuso la grandeza a España sin quererlo ella
to thrust o.s. (up)on sb (fig) → pegarse a algn
to thrust sb through with a swordatravesar a algn (de parte a parte) con una espada
I thrust my way through the crowd/to the frontme abrí paso entre la multitud/hacia adelante
C. VI to thrust at sb: he thrust at me with a sword/knifeme asestó una estocada/cuchillada
to thrust past sbapartar de un empujón a algn para pasar
he thrust past me into the roomme apartó bruscamente para entrar en la habitación
to thrust throughabrirse paso a la fuerza
thrust aside VT + ADV [+ person] → apartar bruscamente (fig) → dar de lado; [+ objections] → ignorar; [+ plan, proposal] → rechazar
thrust forward
A. VT + ADV [+ head, chin] → sacar hacia adelante
B. VI + ADV (Mil) → avanzar

thrust

[ˈθrʌst]
n
(= pushing action) [sword, knife] → coup m
(= propulsive force) [engine] → poussée f
forward thrust → poussée f de propulsion
reverse thrust → poussée f inversée
(= emphasis) → axe m
the main thrust of sth → l'axe principal de qch
vt [thrust] [ˈθrʌst] (pt, pp)
(= push) → pousser brusquement
to thrust sth in sth → fourrer qch dans qch
He thrust his hands into his pockets → Il fourra ses mains dans ses poches.

thrust

vb: pret, ptp <thrust>
n
Stoß m; (of knife)Stich m, → Stoß m; (fig, of intellect) → Stoßkraft f
(Tech) → Druckkraft f; (in rocket, turbine) → Schub m, → Schubkraft f
(Mil: also thrust forward) → Vorstoß m
(fig, of speech, article etc) → Tenor m; I get the general thrust of what you’re sayingich weiß, worauf es Ihnen ankommt
vt
(= push, drive)stoßen; the tree thrust its branches upwardder Baum streckte seine Äste in den Himmel; to thrust one’s hands into one’s pocketsdie Hände in die Tasche stecken or stopfen (inf); she thrust her books into the boxsie stopfte ihre Bücher in die Kiste; she thrust the money into his handssie drückte ihm das Geld in die Hand
(fig) to thrust oneself upon somebodysich jdm aufdrängen; I had the job thrust upon medie Arbeit wurde mir aufgedrängt or aufgezwungen; and some have greatness thrust upon themund einigen wird Größe auferlegt or aufgebürdet; to thrust one’s way through a crowdsich durch die Menge drängen or schieben; to thrust one’s way to the frontsich nach vorne vordrängeln, sich nach vorne kämpfen
vistoßen (at nach); (with knife) → stechen (at nach); (Fencing) → einen Ausfall machen, ausfallen (at gegen)

thrust

:
thrust performance
n (Aviat, Tech) → Schubleistung f
thrust weapon
nStich- or Stoßwaffe f

thrust

[θrʌst] (thrust (vb: pt, pp))
1. n (push) → spintone m (Aer, Space) → spinta (Mil) (offensive) → attacco, offensiva
forward thrust → spinta propulsiva
2. vt (push) → spingere con forza; (push in, finger, stick, dagger) → conficcare
he thrust a book into my hands → mi ha cacciato un libro tra le mani
she thrust her head out of the window → ha sporto la testa dalla finestra
to thrust o.s. upon sb (fig) → imporre la propria presenza a qn
they thrust the job on me (fig) → mi hanno costretto ad accettare il lavoro
I thrust my way through the crowd → mi sono fatto largo tra la folla
to thrust sb/sth aside → spingere qn/qc da una parte
to thrust an idea aside → scartare un'idea

thrust

(θrast) past tense, past participle thrust verb
to push suddenly and violently. He thrust his spade into the ground; She thrust forward through the crowd.
noun
1. a sudden violent forward movement. The army made a sudden thrust through Africa.
2. a force pushing forward. the thrust of the engines.
thrust on/upon
to bring (something or someone) forcibly to someone's notice, into someone's company etc. He thrust $100 on me; She is always thrusting herself on other people; Fame was thrust upon him.
References in classic literature ?
They overhung the archway, thrust themselves between the bars of the great gate with a sweet welcome to passers-by, and lined the avenue, winding through lemon trees and feathery palms up to the villa on the hill.
With a convulsive movement of his body, Wing Biddlebaum sprang to his feet and thrust his hands deep into his trousers pockets.
and, blushing under his tan, Tom thrust the letter into his pocket and strode away, while Ned laughed happily.
She was a spare, tall woman, a little stooped, and she was apt to carry her head thrust forward in an attitude of attention, as if she were looking at something, or listening to something, far away.
Turning, she thrust her face, steaming and wet, into the bend of her arm, and she went on crying there, not caring any longer to dry her face, her eyes, her arms.
The Mohican now found an opportunity to make a powerful thrust with his knife; Magua suddenly relinquished his grasp, and fell backward without motion, and seemingly without life.
The pious clergyman surely would not have uttered words like these had he in the least suspected that the Colonel had been thrust into the other world with the clutch of violence upon his throat.
He usually keeps his ground just long enough for his own ruin, and is then thrust out, with sinews all unstrung, to totter along the difficult footpath of life as he best may.
What a pity they didn't stop up the chinks and the crannies though, and thrust in a little lint here and there.
cried Daggoo, all at once, from his now quiet, swinging perch overhead; and looking further off from the side, we saw an arm thrust upright from the blue waves; a sight strange to see, as an arm thrust forth from the grass over a grave.
One Norwegian long defended it by his single arm, and was at length pierced with a spear thrust through the planks of the bridge from a boat beneath.
On her left hand she bore a hawk, a proof to Don Quixote's mind that she must be some great lady and the mistress of the whole hunting party, which was the fact; so he said to Sancho, "Run Sancho, my son, and say to that lady on the palfrey with the hawk that I, the Knight of the Lions, kiss the hands of her exalted beauty, and if her excellence will grant me leave I will go and kiss them in person and place myself at her service for aught that may be in my power and her highness may command; and mind, Sancho, how thou speakest, and take care not to thrust in any of thy proverbs into thy message.