thrust

  • 1 Thrust — is a reaction force described quantitatively by Newton s Second and Third Laws. When a system expels or accelerates mass in one direction the accelerated mass will cause a proportional but opposite force on that system.ExamplesA fixed wing… …

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  • 2 Thrust — Thrust, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thrust}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thrusting}.] [OE. ?rusten, ?risten, ?resten, Icel. ?r?st? to thrust, press, force, compel; perhaps akin to E. threat.] 1. To push or drive with force; to drive, force, or impel; to shove; as …

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  • 3 thrust — /thrust/, v., thrust, thrusting, n. v.t. 1. to push forcibly; shove; put or drive with force: He thrust his way through the crowd. She thrust a dagger into his back. 2. to put boldly forth or impose acceptance of: to thrust oneself into a… …

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  • 4 Thrust — Thrust, n. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] [Polites] Pyrrhus with his… …

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  • 5 thrust — [thrust] vt. thrust, thrusting [ME thrusten, thristen < ON thrysta < IE * treud , to squeeze, push > THREAT, L trudere] 1. to push with sudden force; shove; drive 2. to pierce; stab 3. to force or impose (oneself or another) upon someone …

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  • 6 Thrust — Thrust, v. i. 1. To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist. [1913 Webster] 2. To enter by pushing; to squeeze in. [1913 Webster] And thrust between my father and the god. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To… …

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  • 7 thrust — ► VERB (past and past part. thrust) 1) push suddenly or violently. 2) make one s way forcibly. 3) project conspicuously: the jetty thrust out into the water. 4) (thrust on/upon) impose (something) unwelcome on. ► NOUN …

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  • 8 thrust — [n1] point of communication burden, core, effect, gist, meaning, meat*, pith*, purport, sense, short, substance, upshot; concept 682 thrust [n2] forward movement advance, blitz, boost, drive, impetus, impulsion, jump, lunge, momentum, onset,… …

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  • 9 Thrust — Thrust, n. & v. Thrist. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 Thrust — Album par Herbie Hancock Sortie 1974 Enregistrement août 1974 à Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco Durée 48:01 Genre Jazz fusion, funk Producteur Da …

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  • 11 thrust —    ; thrust fault    A generally gently dipping or subhorizontal fault plane where the relative movement has been essentially horizontal, with one rock sequence being pushed across and above another. Some cave development in the Traligill area of …

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  • 12 thrust — (v.) late 12c., from O.N. þrysta to thrust, force, from P.Gmc. *thrustijanan, perhaps from PIE *trud push, press (see THREAT (Cf. threat)), but OED finds this derivation doubtful. The noun is recorded from 1510s; figurative sense of principal… …

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  • 13 thrust|er — «THRUHS tuhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that thrusts or exerts thrust. 2. = thrustor. (Cf. ↑thrustor) …

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  • 14 thrust — index emphasis, foray, gravamen, impetus, impinge, impulse, launch (project), onset ( …

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  • 15 thrust at — index accost, assail, assault, oppugn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 16 thrust in — index impact, inject, interject, interpose, intrude, plant (place firmly) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 17 thrust — (thrust) a sudden forceful movement forward …

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  • 18 thrust — vb *push, shove, propel Analogous words: *throw, cast, fling: drive, impel, *move: *enter, penetrate, pierce …

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  • 19 thrust — thrust1 [ θrʌst ] (past tense and past participle thrust) verb ** 1. ) transitive thrust something into/through/toward/under something to put something somewhere with a quick hard push: He thrust a microphone under her nose. The man thrust his… …

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  • 20 thrust — I UK [θrʌst] / US verb Word forms thrust : present tense I/you/we/they thrust he/she/it thrusts present participle thrusting past tense thrust past participle thrust ** 1) a) [transitive] to put something somewhere with a quick hard push thrust… …

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