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English definition of “thrust”

thrust

verb [always + adv/prep]  /θrʌst/ (past tense and past participle thrust) us  
to push suddenly and strongly: [T] She thrust the money into his hand. [I] He thrust at me with a stick.

thrust

noun [C/U]  /θrʌst/ us  
a sudden and strong push: [C] a sword thrust [C] fig. The thrust (= main point) of her argument was the schools need improvement. physics Thrust is also the force produced by an engine that pushes in one direction.
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