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thrust

  • the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"
  • a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
  • the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
  • verbal criticism; "he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"
  • a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
  • push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"
  • press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
  • make a thrusting forward movement
  • impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"
  • penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
  • force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock
  • push upward; "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"
  • 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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