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The principal purpose or theme of a course of action or line of reasoning
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“The main thrust of his message concerns the disregard of the obligations of social justice.”
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A forceful attack or effort
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“The first thrust into the city was from the western front.”
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An act of poking someone or something
“A thrust in his side however caught his attention and he looked down to a frowning Shi who had a scolding look on her face.”
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A sudden or violent lunge forward
“A sweeping thrust from behind knocked her off her feet.”
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The act of stabbing or piercing
“With a single skilled thrust, the delectable morsels were instantly skewered.”
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The propulsive force of a jet or rocket engine
“The goal of a turbofan engine is to produce thrust to drive the airplane forward.”
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Having a strong commitment to a cause
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The force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface with which it is in contact
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The foundation or principle to which an activity, process or structure is carried out or built on
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(somewhat rare) The act of stabbing something, especially with a sharp or pointed object
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The majority of consequences or negative results of a thing or event
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An action in which one fencer forces the opponent's blade into the diagonally opposite line, (that is, from high line to low line on the opposite side, or vice versa) by taking it with the guard and forte of his own blade
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Energy and momentum or impetus
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An abrupt rough or violent movement
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The consequence brought about by a particular event
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The act of physically lowering something
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A push from below
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An act or instance of throwing something
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A remark intended to be witty, wounding, or provoking
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A regular short, sharp sound, especially that made by a clock or watch
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A light explosive sound
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A quick, often unpleasant, tug or shake
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A quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism
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The place, area or space occupied by, or intended for, an event, activity or purpose
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To push suddenly or violently in a specified direction
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“Andrei would thrust forward through the crowd, trying to look at the face of the weeping girl.”
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To stab or pierce something, usually with through
“He saw one guardsman break through the guard of a knight and thrust his sword through the gleaming breastplate.”
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To elevate or extend in an upward direction or motion
“And if the sunflower had no roots anchoring it to this terrestrial home, it would thrust upward, following its sunward gaze.”
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To suddenly impose, or be imposed with, a burden or responsibility
“Media formats that thrust fame upon ordinary people without special talents can give the impression that anyone can achieve it.”
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To place, fit, or push (something) into something else
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To raise to a higher position or level
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To scatter or intersperse among other things
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Interfere in something that is not one's concern
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To cause to move with a jerk
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To hit or strike someone or something
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To push or thrust out
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Stick out
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To inflict something undesirable on someone
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Move smoothly along a surface while maintaining continuous contact with it
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Draw or push out
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To move, demolish, or flatten with a bulldozer
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To cover completely with water
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