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Noun
The principal purpose or theme of a course of action or line of reasoning
“The main thrust of Jesus' message in verses 44-52 remains that of humility.”
Noun
A forceful attack or effort
“Sparta still carry the greater thrust from midfield.”
Noun
A sudden or violent lunge with a pointed weapon or a bodily part
“Another blow cracked at her backside, and a sweeping thrust knocked her off her feet.”
Noun
The propulsive force of a jet or rocket engine
“The goal of a turbofan engine is to produce thrust to drive the airplane forward.”
Noun
“He countered this verbal attack with some choice thrusts of his own.”
Verb
Push suddenly or violently in a specified direction
“It was a woman photographer, with dyed blonde hair showing from beneath her headscarf, who thrust me most violently out of her way.”
Verb
To move or extend upward
“… the butte thrusts up 300 feet from the floor of the valley.”
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“He felt that fame had been thrust upon him.”
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