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thrustverb [ I or T, usually + adv/prep ]

uk /θrʌst/ us /θrʌst/ thrust, thrust


uk /θrʌst/ us /θrʌst/

(Definition of “thrust” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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thrustverb [ always + adv/prep ]

us /θrʌst/ past tense and past participle thrust

to push suddenly and strongly:

[ T ] She thrust the money into his hand.
[ I ] He thrust at me with a stick.

thrustnoun [ C/U ]

us /θrʌst/

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.

(Definition of “thrust” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)