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Dictionary definition for: Thrust

1. (n) the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank" "the thrust of the jet engines"

2. (v) push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"

3. (n) a thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"

4. (v) press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope" "She thrust the letter into his hand"

5. (n) the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"

6. (v) make a thrusting forward movement

7. (n) verbal criticism; "he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"

8. (v) impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"

9. (n) a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow) "he warned me with a jab with his finger" "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"

10. (v) penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

11. (v) geology: thrust (molten rock) into pre-existing rock

12. (v) push upward; "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"

13. (v) place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child" "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"

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