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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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In the vast scale of the land, with its great extremes of light and climate, its majestic upthrusts of rock, steep bare canyons, forested plateaus, lonely rivers, snow-covered peaks, flat red deserts, and huge nights of stars and silence, we feel our sublime isolation and the mindless indifference of nature.
The sidewalks have fractured and buckled, so we wedge stroller wheels against the concrete upthrusts to keep the kids from rolling away.
Intensely active cumulonimbus builds very rapidly, the turbulence within such a cloud sees clashing vertical upthrusts and downdraughts immediately alongside each other and even meeting head-on so driving the downdraught forcibly aloft, by tens of thousands of feet, well above the freezing level, hailstones will already be present and such activity sees collision and accumulation.