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English noun: thrust

1. thrust (phenomenon) the force used in pushing


SamplesThe push of the water on the walls of the tank.
The thrust of the jet engines.


Synonymspush


Broader (hypernym)force

2. thrust (act) a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument


SamplesOne strong stab to the heart killed him.


Synonymsknife thrust, stab


Broader (hypernym)blow


Narrower (hyponym)lunge, passado, remise, straight thrust

3. thrust (act) the act of applying force to propel something


SamplesAfter reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off.


Synonymsdrive, driving force


Broader (hypernym)actuation, propulsion


Narrower (hyponym)firewall, impetus, impulse, impulsion

4. thrust (communication) verbal criticism


SamplesHe enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians.


Broader (hypernym)criticism, unfavorable judgment

5. thrust (act) a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)


SamplesHe warned me with a jab with his finger.
He made a thrusting motion with his fist.


Synonymsjab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrusting


Broader (hypernym)gesture


English verb: thrust

1. thrust (motion) push forcefully


SamplesHe thrust his chin forward.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)force, push


Narrower (hyponym)boost, dig, dig, drive, force, jab, jab, poke, pound, prod, punch, ram, ram, ram down, shoulder, stab, stab

2. thrust (motion) press or force


SamplesStuff money into an envelope.
She thrust the letter into his hand.


ExamplesThey thrust the books into the box


Synonymsshove, squeeze, stuff


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)force, push

3. thrust (motion) make a thrusting forward movement


Synonymshurl, hurtle, lunge


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)dart, riposte

4. thrust (communication) impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably


SamplesShe forced her diet fads on him.


Synonymsforce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something on somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something


Broader (hypernym)compel, obligate, oblige


Narrower (hyponym)stick, sting

5. thrust (contact) penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument


Synonymspierce


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate


Narrower (hyponym)center punch, empale, gore, horn, impale, lance, peg, spike, stick, stick, transfix, tusk

6. thrust (stative) force (molten rock) into pre-existing rock


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Verb grouppush up, thrust


Domain categorygeology

7. thrust (stative) push upward


SamplesThe front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air.


Synonymspush up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)jut, jut out, project, protrude, stick out


Verb groupthrust

8. thrust (contact) place or put with great energy


SamplesShe threw the blanket around the child.
Thrust the money in the hands of the beggar.


Synonymsthrow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)pop









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