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From Old Norse þrysta.

Noun

Singular
thrust

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  1. (fencing) An attack made by moving the sword parallel to its length and landing with the point.
    Pierre was a master swordsman, and could parry the thrusts of lesser men with barely a thought.
  2. A push, stab, or lunge forward (the act thereof.)
    The cutpurse tried to knock her satchel from her hands, but she avoided his thrust and yelled, "Thief!"
  3. The force generated by propulsion, as in a jet engine.
    Spacecraft are engineering marvels, designed to resist the thrust of liftoff, as well as the reverse pressure of the void.
  4. (figuratively) The primary effort; the goal.
    Ostensibly, the class was about public health in general, but the main thrust was really sex education.

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Verb

Infinitive
to thrust

Third person singular
thrusts

Simple past
thrust

Past participle
-

Present participle
thrusting

to thrust (third-person singular simple present thrusts, present participle thrusting, simple past and past participle thrust)
  1. (intransitive) To make advance with force.
    We thrust at the enemy with our forces.
  2. (transitive) To force something upon someone.
    I asked her not to thrust the responsibility on me.
  3. (transitive) To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully.
    He thrust his arm into the icy stream and grabbed a wriggling fish, astounding the observers.

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