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up·thrust

 (ŭp′thrŭst′)
n.
An upward thrust, especially of part of the earth's crust.
tr. & intr.v. up·thrust·ed, up·thrust·ing, up·thrusts
To thrust or be thrusted upward. Used especially of the earth's crust.

upthrust

(ˈʌpˌθrʌst)
n
1. an upward push or thrust
2. (Geological Science) geology a violent upheaval of the earth's surface

up•thrust

(ˈʌpˌθrʌst)

n.
1. a thrust in an upward direction.
2. Geol. an upheaval of a part of the earth's crust.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upthrust - (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)upthrust - (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
rising, ascension, ascent, rise - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
Translations

upthrust

[ˈʌpˈθrʌst]
A. ADJ
2. (Geol) → solevantado
B. N
1. (gen) (Tech) → empuje m hacia arriba
2. (Geol) → solevantamiento m

upthrust

n (= upward movement)Aufwärtsdruck m; (Geol) → Hebung f

upthrust

[ˈʌpˌθrʌst] n (gen) (Phys) → spinta verso l'alto (Geol) → sollevamento
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The upthrust of the first green shoots out of the wintery earth, the swelling of the buds, the whole mighty process of blooming, scent, color, glory, ripening - the desire to fulfil a destiny, constant yearning towards a 'when'.
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arms upthrust from the molten swaths of lit pigment,
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Not bad, not bad, I found myself thrumming as now, doubling back, I returned the length of the rutted path, reprising the 15 clusters in reverse, ambling toward the Foundation's headquarters compound way up ahead, humming along (didactical/poetical/existential), my gaze presently drifting absentmindedly to the ground before me (churned tire-ruts and dried mud puddles and tufts of upthrust grass), when--I swear to God--I happened to notice a little ant dragging an improbably long stalk of dried blond wildgrass.
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