Complete Definition of "thrust"

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English

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËθɹÊst/, SAMPA|/"TrVst?/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Êst|-Êst

Etymology
From ON. þrysta.

Noun
en-noun

  1. fencing An attack made by moving the sword parallel to its length and landing with the point.

#:Pierre was a master swordsman, and could parry the thrusts of lesser men with barely a thought.

  1. A push, stab, or lunge forward (the act thereof.)

#:The cutpurse tried to knock her satchel from her hands, but she avoided his thrust and yelled, "Thief!"

  1. The force generated by propulsion, as in a jet engine.

#:Spacecraft are engineering marvels, designed to resist the thrust of liftoff, as well as the reverse pressure of the void.

  1. figurative The primary effort; the goal.

#:Ostensibly, the class was about public health in general, but the main thrust was really sex education.

Synonyms
(push, stab, or lunge forward): break, dart, grab
(force generated by propulsion): lift, push
(primary effort or goal): focus, gist, point

Translations
trans-top|an attack with a sword
Spanish: estocada f
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trans-top|a lunge forward
Japanese: çªã tsuki
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Spanish: empuje m, envión m
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trans-top|force due to propulsion
Spanish: empuje m, envión m, impulso m
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trans-top|(figurative) primary effort
Spanish: énfasis m
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Verb
en-verb|inf=to thrust|thrusts|thrusting|thrust

  1. intransitive To make advance with force#Noun|force.

#:We thrust at the enemy with our forces.

  1. transitive To force#Verb|force something upon someone.

#:I asked her not to thrust the responsibility on me.

  1. transitive To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully.

#:He thrust his arm into the icy stream and grabbed a wriggling fish, astounding the observers.

Synonyms
(advance with force): attack, charge, rush
(force upon someone): compel, charge, force
(push out or extend rapidly and powerfully): dart, reach, stab

Translations
trans-top|make an advance with force
Chinese: æ¨å
Dutch: vooruitstuwen
Finnish: työntää, sysätä, iskeä
French: propulser
German: schieben, stoÃen
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Japanese: æ¼ã, çªã, åºã
Korean: ë격
Norwegian: støt
Russian: ÑолÑок
Spanish: propulsar
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trans-top|force something upon someone
Spanish: asestar, forzar
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trans-top|push out or extend rapidly or powerfully
Japanese: æ¼ã, çªã, åºã
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