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thrust

thrust

 
 
pronunciation:
thruhst
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: thrust, thrusting, thrusts
definition: to push or drive with force.
He thrust his fist through the door in anger.
synonyms:
drive, press, push
similar words:
dart, dash, force, jam, poke, propel, ram, shove, stick, urge
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of pushing or driving forward with force.
The knight finished his enemy with one last thrust of his sword.
synonyms:
drive, propulsion, push, shove
similar words:
dig, jam, lunge, plunge, poke, urge
definition 2: an attack by the army, navy, or other force.
The officers planned a thrust into enemy lands.
synonyms:
assault, attack, charge
similar words:
offensive, onset, raid, rush, strike
definition 3: the force that pushes a jet or rocket engine forward as it takes off.
The thrust of my model rocket is tiny compared to the thrust of the rockets that launch the space shuttle.
similar words:
force, propulsion, push
derivation: thruster (n.)
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