thrust

phonetic symbol: / θrʌ́st / 

thrust - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the act of applying force to propel something
drive , driving force

[ noun ]
■ a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
e.g.)
・he made a thrusting motion with his fist
jab , jabbing , poke , poking , thrusting

[ noun ]
■ a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
knife thrust , stab

[ noun ]
■ verbal criticism
e.g.)
・he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians

[ noun ]
■ the force used in pushing
e.g.)
・the thrust of the jet engines
push

[ verb ]
■ impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
force

[ verb ]
■ penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
pierce

[ verb ]
■ place or put with great energy
e.g.)
・thrust the money in the hands of the beggar
throw

[ verb ]
■ push forcefully
e.g.)
・He thrust his chin forward

[ verb ]
■ make a thrusting forward movement
hurl , hurtle , lunge

[ verb ]
■ press or force
e.g.)
・She thrust the letter into his hand
shove , squeeze , stuff

[ verb ]
■ push upward
e.g.)
・The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air
push up

[ verb ]
■ force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock

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