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thrust

Definitions

  • 63 Square thrust
    63 Square thrust
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v thrust impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably "She forced her diet fads on him"
    • v thrust penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
    • v thrust place or put with great energy "She threw the blanket around the child","thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
    • v thrust push forcefully "He thrust his chin forward"
    • v thrust make a thrusting forward movement
    • v thrust press or force "Stuff money into an envelope","She thrust the letter into his hand"
    • v thrust push upward "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"
    • v thrust force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock
    • n thrust the act of applying force to propel something "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
    • n thrust a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow) "he warned me with a jab with his finger","he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
    • n thrust a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
    • n thrust verbal criticism "he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"
    • n thrust the force used in pushing "the push of the water on the walls of the tank","the thrust of the jet engines"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

64 Oblique thrust 64 Oblique thrust
SÔGORÔ THRUSTING THE PETITION INTO THE SHOGUN'S LITTER SÔGORÔ THRUSTING THE PETITION INTO THE SHOGUN'S LITTER
A STICK THRUST INTO THE WATER APPEARS CROOKED A STICK THRUST INTO THE WATER APPEARS CROOKED

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: For a typical lovemaking session, the man will thrust an average of 60 to 120 times.
    • Thrust A violent push or driving, as with a pointed weapon moved in the direction of its length, or with the hand or foot, or with any instrument; a stab; -- a word much used as a term of fencing. "Polites] Pyrrhus with his lance pursues,
      And often reaches, and his thrusts renews."
    • Thrust An attack; an assault. "One thrust at your pure, pretended mechanism."
    • Thrust (Mining) The breaking down of the roof of a gallery under its superincumbent weight.
    • Thrust (Mech) The force or pressure of one part of a construction against other parts; especially Arch, a horizontal or diagonal outward pressure, as of an arch against its abutments, or of rafters against the wall which support them.
    • n. & v Thrust Thrist.
    • Thrust To enter by pushing; to squeeze in. "And thrust between my father and the god."
    • Thrust To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist.
    • Thrust To push forward; to come with force; to press on; to intrude. "Young, old, thrust there in mighty concourse.""As doth an eager hound Thrust to an hind within some covert glade."
    • Thrust To push or drive with force; to drive, force, or impel; to shove; as, to thrust anything with the hand or foot, or with an instrument. "Into a dungeon thrust, to work with slaves."
    • Thrust To stab; to pierce; -- usually with through.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n thrust In geology, a compressive strain in the crust of the earth, which, in its most characteristic development, produces reversed or thrust faults.
    • n thrust In marine engineering, the force exerted endwise on a propeller shaft to drive a vessel ahead. An indicated thrust is a flctitious thrust which would be exerted if the whole indicated horse-power of the engine was used to drive the vessel ahead at a speed equivalent to the rate of advance of the screw turning in a solid block instead of in water. An effective thrust is the real thrust equal to the resistance which the vessel opposes to motion through the water.
    • n thrust Abbreviation of thrust-bearing, thrust-block, or thrust-box.
    • n thrust See the extract.
    • thrust To push forcibly; shove; force: as, to thrust a hand into one's pocket, or one's feet into slippers; to thrust a stick into the sand: usually followed by from, in, off, away, or other adverb or preposition.
    • thrust Figuratively, to drive; force; compel.
    • thrust To press; pack; jam.
    • thrust To stab; pierce.
    • thrust To protrude; cause to project.
    • thrust To push forward; advance, in space or time.
    • thrust To stick out; protrude.
    • thrust To force out.
    • thrust Synonyms Thrust is stronger. more energetic, than push or drive, and represents a more dignified act than shove. No other distinction really exists among these words.
    • thrust To push or drive with or as with a pointed weapon.
    • thrust To push one's self; force a way or passage.
    • thrust To crowd, or assemble in crowds; press in; throng.
    • thrust To rush; make a dash.
    • n thrust A violent push or drive, as with a pointed weapon pushed in the direction of its length, or with the hand or foot, or with an instrument; a stab; as a term of fence, in general, any attack by a fencer with a point. With reference to the saber, broadsword, and other cut-and-thrust weapons, it distinguishes the use of the point from a blow or cut, and is less important than in small-sword and foil work, where the point alone is used. In fencing thrusts are always made by extending the arm before moving the foot or body.
    • n thrust Attack; assault.
    • n thrust In mech., the stress which acts between two contiguous bodies, or parts of a body, when each pushes the other from itself. A thrust tends to compress or shorten each body on which it acts in the direction of its action.
    • n thrust In coal-mining, a crushing of the pillars caused by excess of weight of the superincumbent rocks, the floor being harder than the roof. It is nearly the same as creep, except that in the latter the workings are disorganized by the upheaval of the floor, which, being softer than the roof, is first to yield to the pressure.
    • n thrust The white whey which is the last to leave the curd under pressure.
    • n thrust An obsolete or dialectal form of thirst.
    • n thrust See thurse and thrush.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Thrust thrust to push or drive with force: to stab, pierce
    • v.i Thrust to make a push, esp. with a pointed weapon: to squeeze in: to intrude:—pa.t. and pa.p. thrust
    • n Thrust a stab: an assault: the horizontal outward pressure of an arch against its abutments, or of rafters, beams, &c. against the walls or bearings: the white whey, the last to be squeezed from the curd
    • v.i Thrust thrust (Spens.) to thirst
    • n Thrust thirst
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Quotations

  • Raoul Vaneigem
    Raoul%20Vaneigem
    “We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it, controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering it to the free play of our subjectivity.”
  • Frank Dane
    Frank%20Dane
    “Some have greatness thrust upon them, but not lately.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. [Twelfth Night]”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “In my stars I am above thee, but be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness ;thrust upon em.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”
  • Joseph Heller
    Joseph Heller
    “Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. rusten, risten, resten, Icel. rst, to thrust, press, force, compel; perhaps akin to E. threat,

Usage

In literature:

He beckoned to the police official, who hurried to his side, and thrust the receiver into his hand.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
He bent over him, thrust at him with ungentle hand.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
Then with what curiosity I paddled my fingers in it afterwards, again to stiffen, thrust, wriggle, and spend.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
Jack rose suddenly, thrust his hands in his pockets, and walked out into the twilight.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Some curtains opposite him were suddenly thrust aside.
"The Moving Finger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The latter also counted it, and thrust it in his pocket.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Then he thrust it into his pocket and turned once more to the two lads.
"The Boy Allies with the Cossacks" by Clair W. Hayes
There's thrust on the balloon.
"Where I Wasn't Going" by Walt Richmond
He thrust open the door of his room and jerked a blanket from the sacks which Zephyr had left there.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
Scotty thrust the spear gun forward.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Suddenly he realized that the door of the private office was open and that Grimshaw's head was thrust out.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
He thrust out a grimy hand.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
She thrust the first clothing she could find into the hands of the trembling Mollie, then wrapped the younger girl in a blanket.
"The Automobile Girls at Chicago" by Laura Dent Crane
Before he could turn, a strong hand thrust him roughly to one side and the older man was kneeling beside the wounded boy.
"Warrior of the Dawn" by Howard Carleton Browne
Burt immediately leaped to his feet and caught the Bantu but the latter thrust him away and staggered back to the engine.
"The Blind Lion of the Congo" by Elliott Whitney
He had been thrust from the door where he felt he had a right to enter.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
It was plainly evident that the Magnate was suffering from the thrust about Loris and the graveyard.
"Whispering Wires" by Henry Leverage
He thrust out his tongue to lick them, and its red tip gave, to his ugly features, a strange grotesqueness.
"When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry" by Charles Neville Buck
At that instant Eleanor Roe, thrusting aside the curtains, showed her beautiful face, now distraught with fear, and cried aloud for help.
"The Great Mogul" by Louis Tracy
One week later, on June 10th, the fighting was renewed from Montdidier to Noyon in a thrust for Compiegne as a key to Paris.
"The Iron Division, National Guard of Pennsylvania, in the World War" by H. G. Proctor
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In poetry:

He dared not fling the body in
For fear of faces dim
And arms were waved in the wild water
To thrust it back to him.
"The Ballad Of Judas Iscariot" by Robert Williams Buchanan
And softly she sought a crevice
In that barrier blank and tall,
And shyly she thrust out through it
Her loveliest bud of all.
"Thisbe" by Helen Gray Cone
Like a painted thing, and deadly.
Then from the cloud's side flickered
Sharp lightning, thrusting madly
At the cowering fields.
"The Fugitive" by John Freeman
Down with disdain earth's pomp I thrust,
Bid tempting wealth away:
Heav'n is not made of yellow dust,
Nor bliss of glitt'ring clay.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. V." by Ralph Erskine
For the sick earth would not keep him;
Each time it thrust him out,
And they that would have buried him
Stood shuddering round about.
"The Ballad of Lost Souls" by John Oxenham
And brewed they well or brewed they ill,
The priests thrust in their rods,
First tasted, and then drank their fill,
And shouted, with one voice and will,
"Behold the drink of gods!"
"The Brewing Of Soma" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

The narrative thrust, of course, had been the contest to win $1 million, and the mystery of who among the 16 rivals would finally reign.
The last US convoy had hardly crossed into Kuwait on Sunday when Iraq was thrust into new and potentially dangerous political turmoil.
Hedo Turkoglu's injury could thrust rookies into significant roles.
USC's redshirt freshman quarterback was thrust into the spotlight earlier this week after the Trojans (7-4) announced that starter Matt Barkley (shoulder) would be out for the Notre Dame game.
Mechanic Coby Sherman of Fairhope tests hydraulic functions on a CFM56 thrust reverser at then-Goodrich Corp.'s Alabama Service Center in Foley, Ala.
One of the leaders of the famed 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, he helped thrust the plight of Native Americans into the national spotlight.
1948 Chevy Pickup American Racing Torq Thrust II Wheels.
And they sometimes find themselves thrust into roles that law school never prepared them for, like becoming bouncers at the Academy Awards.
It has also thrust the 41-year-old Gordon into the headlines.
A request for Google search records among other online documents in the Thomas Bray rape trial has been thrust into the national spotlight.
In his NFL rookie season, Jonte Green has been thrust into playing time for the Detroit Lions.
Ebersol's successor will be thrust into spotlight when coverage begins.
Sasha and Malia Thrust Into Fashion Roles.
Thrust, Horsepower And Rear Tire Handling.
Thrust And Horsepower When you look at a dyno chart, you see that a bike might have a horsepower rating of 65 at 4000 rpm.
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In science:

The main thrust of these papers was to study the “maximal alphabet” (maximum number of messages, N) that can be deterministically transmitted using a given partially entangled state.
Phase boundaries in deterministic dense coding
The main thrust of the proof of Theorem 3.1 is to show that Q is a strongly closed 2-subgroup of T with respect to G where T ∈ Syl2(H ).
A 3-local characterization of Co_2
There are some ad hoc fixes for this but we will not go into these since that would take us too far from our main thrust; but, it is worth noting that the kinds of isotropies that cause the problem tend to be restricted to low values of the parameters.
Caustics, counting maps and semi-classical asymptotics
The primary scientific thrust is to obtain images and low-resolution spectroscopy of brown dwarfs and young Jovian mass exoplanets in the vicinity of stars within 50 pc of the Sun.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
It is worth noting at this point, an existing related resummation of a variable called the ‘beam thrust’, essentially defined as the ET weighted by exp(−η ) .
Phenomenological aspects of new physics at high energy hadron colliders
Recently, Schramm argued that to guarantee conformal invariance, and domain Markov property, the continuous function needs to be a one-dimensional Brownian motion thrusting into motion numerous studies in what is today known as the Schramm-Loewner, or Stochastic-Loewner, Evolution (SLE).
Watersheds are Schramm-Loewner Evolution curves
Thus if the thrust of Bohr’s counter-argument had been to establish that E P R(qβ )∧E P R(pβ ) cannot be true, it would not work against the simplified EPR argument presented at the end of Sec. 3.
Quantum discord is Bohr's notion of non-mechanical disturbance introduced in his answer to EPR
The total mass m is the sum of the actuator/air-bearing mass, ma = 1.003 kg, and the mass of the thrust rod, mp = 0.175 kg.
Lift-off dynamics in a simple jumping robot
Indeed, the main thrust of the work in α-recursion theory has been to demonstrate that recursion-theoretic constructions from classical recursion theory which seem to require a large amount of admissibility, say Σ2 or even Σ3, can actually be refined so as to succeed with only the assumption of Σ1 -admissibility.
Ordinal Recursion Theory
We considered the alternate factorization p(w, xt, yv |φ, L) = p(y v |xt, φ)p(w, xt |L) but rejected it as being inconsistent with the main thrust of our paper, which is the automatic acquisition and use of joint probabilities on string pairs.
Learning string edit distance
Compare the thrust and sphericity distributions shown in Fig. 1 (from Ref. 7 ) for diffractive production and e+ e− annihilation.
Generalized Vector Dominance and Low-x Proton Structure
If the 72 W of dissipated electrical power (allowing for 8 W radiated by the antenna) are radiated from the back of the spacecraft according to Lambert’s law the RTG waste heat need only give the thrust of a 37 W collimated beam, requiring hcos θi = 0.018.
Comment on ``Indication, from Pioneer 10/11, Galileo and Ulysses Data, of an Apparent Anomalous, Weak, Long-Range Acceleration''
Notice there the strong tendency of the background to yield high thrust configurations, again controlled by the separation cuts when T approaches unity.
Double Higgs production at TeV Colliders in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model
Notice there the strong tendency of the background to yield high thrust configurations, again controlled by the separation cuts when T approaches unity.
The Higgs Working Group: Summary Report
There are many possible choices of inclusive event shape variables: thrust, energy-energy correlations, average jet mass, etc..
The QCD Coupling Constant
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