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thrust

2 noun
     
thrust2
1 [countable] a sudden strong movement in which you push something forward:
He jumped back to avoid another thrust of the knife.
2 [singular] the main meaning or aim of what someone is saying or doing
thrust of
the main thrust of the government's education policy
3 [uncountable] technicalHP the force of an engine that makes a car, train, or plane move forward

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