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thrust

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thrustthrust1 /θrʌst/ ●●○ verb (past tense and past participle thrust)  1 PUSH[transitive always + adverb/preposition] to push something somewhere roughly She thrust a letter into my hand. He thrust me roughly towards the door.see thesaurus at put2 [intransitive]DSPUSH to make a sudden movement forward with a sword or knifethrust at He skipped aside as his opponent thrust at him. thrust something ↔ aside thrust something upon/on somebody
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thrustClark thrust a paper sack across the counter and demanded money.Four fingers were thrust, gripping, through a gap between the planks of the door.He nervously thrust his hands into his pockets.The attacker now completes the turn and thrusts his right leg out towards his opponent.She smiled for Riven though, and that smile was like a sword blade thrust in his chest.His bowler hat is pushed way back on his head; his hands are thrust into his jacket.A sharp sad pain, almost pleasurable, thrust into me.An alligator head in profile juts up at the top, its darting red tongue thrusting out sideways.He thrust some money into my hand and told me to drive him to the airport.She thrust the bag into my hands. "Hide it, '' she hissed.She thrust the customary tip towards the croupier with a slip of paper wrapped around a plaque.Thrusting the gun back into its holster, the man grinned at the body lying on the floor.He thrust the knife deep into the animal's chest.
thrustthrust2 ●○○ noun  1 [countable]PUSH a sudden strong movement in which you push something forward He jumped back to avoid another thrust of the knife.2 MEANING[singular] the main meaning or aim of what someone is saying or doingthrust of the main thrust of the government’s education policy3 [uncountable] technicalHP the force of an engine that makes a car, train, or plane move forward
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thrustWith a thrust of its fins, the shark moved through the water.Overall less thrust is produced in this situation as well.The main thrust of Prism's work is a belief that creative work can foster equality, joy and empowerment.We have seen the mechanistic thrust of literacy discourse in the past five years.The new jet engines that will deliver more thrust at top speeds.The overall thrust of her argument was that women are still oppressed in all areas of life.In the meantime there was no great political thrust for change, and in any case public expenditure restraints were tight.Archibol was shoved backward from the thrust of her bosom.It is difficult to argue with the thrust of Davidson's analysis of the situation.But with the thrust coming from the back the body is nose-heavy and liable to dive downwards.These thrusts are an expression of compressive forces, which shorten the crust.main thrustThat main thrust was not long in developing thereafter.This is currently the main thrust of new thinking about Bach.Nevertheless, supply-side doctrine provided a theoretical underpinning for the main thrust of his economic strategy.With many farm products now overproduced this was likely to be one of the main thrusts of training in the future.A series of attacks were launched in March, with the main thrust into the Manipur plain.The main thrust of Prism's work is a belief that creative work can foster equality, joy and empowerment.The main thrust of the operation has not been internalised or understood.The main thrust of the President's speech was an effort to appease the white right wing.
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Verb table
thrust
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theythrust
he, she, itthrusts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theythrust
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave thrust
he, she, ithas thrust
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad thrust
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill thrust
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have thrust
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam thrusting
he, she, itis thrusting
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you, we, theyare thrusting
Past
I, he, she, itwas thrusting
you, we, theywere thrusting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been thrusting
he, she, ithas been thrusting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been thrusting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be thrusting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been thrusting
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