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thrust meaning

EN[θɹʌst] [-ʌst]
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  • 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 force of equal magnitude but opposite direction on that system.
  • In mechanical engineering, force orthogonal to the main load (such as in parallel helical gears) is referred to as thrust.
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    Definition of thrust in English Dictionary

  • NounPLthrusts
    1. (fencing) An attack made by moving the sword parallel to its length and landing with the point.
      1. 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.).
      1. 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.
      1. 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.
      1. Ostensibly, the class was about public health in general, but the main thrust was really sex education.
  • VerbSGthrustsPRthrustingPT, PPthrusted
    1. VI To make advance with force.
      1. We thrust at the enemy with our forces. ‎
    2. VT To force something upon someone.
      1. I asked her not to thrust the responsibility on me. ‎
    3. VT To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully.
      1. He thrust his arm into the icy stream and grabbed a wriggling fish, astounding the observers. ‎
    4. VT To push or drive with force; to shove.
      1. to thrust anything with the hand or foot, or with an instrument ‎
    5. VI To enter by pushing; to squeeze in.
      1. To stab; to pierce; usually with through.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The stocky Apache released his burden and sank to his knees, his head bending forward and thrusting into the sand as the pain from the gut-shots began to course through his body.
          • The cutpurse tried to knock her satchel from her hands, but she avoided his thrust and yelled, "Thief!"
          • Ostensibly, the class was about public health in general, but the main thrust was really sex education.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Irregular verb forms
                • Irregular past participles
                  • Irregular simple past forms
                • Intransitive verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
                    • Verbs by inflection type
                      • Irregular verbs
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                  4. en thruster
                  5. en thrustor
                  Source: Wiktionary

                  Meaning of thrust for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "thrust" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form, an intransitive verb, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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