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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.
1. an upward push or thrust
2. (Geological Science) geology a violent upheaval of the earth's surface
1. a thrust in an upward direction.
2. Geol. an upheaval of a part of the earth's crust.
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|Noun||1.||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
n (= upward movement) → Aufwärtsdruck m; (Geol) → Hebung f